Thankful Heart: Day 11 – Veterans

I am thankful for our military and our veterans who have fought here and on foreign soil for our rights and freedom. So many of us take for granted the rights that we have as a nation. They have no idea what it would be like to live in a foreign country and give up the right to bear arms, the right to freedom of speech, the right to publicly assemble and worship our God, just to name a few. I pray that we all realize the significance of these rights and learn to appreciate them more fully before we lose them.

I am thankful for friends and their families who have served in Iraq and Afganistan in recent years. They have left their families behind to protect our freedoms, often missing the births of their own children, the first day of school, a birthday, and many holidays. They have given selflessly at the expense of their family for you and I and our nation as a whole.

I am thankful for my family members who gave before I was even born, fighting for the same rights and protects we continue to fight for today:

Uncle Cecil McMorris – US Army – Korean Conflict

Uncle Cecil McMorris - US Army - Korean Conflict
Uncle Cecil McMorris – US Army – Korean Conflict

Uncle Tom “T-Bone” McMorris, Jr. – US Navy – World War II

Uncle Tom "T-Bone" McMorris, Jr. - US Navy - World War II
Uncle Tom “T-Bone” McMorris, Jr. – US Navy – World War II

Uncle WT “Bull” McMorris – US Army – World War II

 Uncle WT "Bull" McMorris - US Army - World War II
Uncle WT “Bull” McMorris – US Army – World War II

Uncle JR McMorris – US Marine Corp – Korean Conflict

Uncle JR McMorris - US Marine Corp - Korean Conflict
Uncle JR McMorris – US Marine Corp – Korean Conflict

Uncle Winfred McMorris

Uncle Winfred "Wimpy" McMorris
Uncle Winfred “Wimpy” McMorris

Grandfather “Pappy” Leon Bibb  – US Navy – World War II (picture not available at this time)

I am proud of and thankful for them all!

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