Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sleeping Soundly, With Thanks

I spent today celebrating Veteran's Day with my family as my mother was awarded the Connecticut Veteran's Wartime Service Medal, along with a host of veterans from all the wars since WWII, at a ceremony in my hometown. She was a soldier (stateside) in the Women's Army Corps during the Vietnam era.

It was a moving day that I would write about in more detail if didn't end so late.

For now, I will sleep on it--gratefully.

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
~Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865, second inaugural address


Lauren said...

Your mom sounds cool.

Mayberry said...

What a lovely honor. Best wishes to your mom.