Loving One Another

2 years + 9 months + 3 days


He went into the army because
He didn’t know what else to do.
He was in two years, nine months,
And three days. Does that count to you?

It was during a time of peace.
No, he didn’t have to serve in a war.
But that time in the army
Changed him to his very core.

Today is Veteran’s Day in the USA,
A time to honor our veterans’ sacrifice.
Some serve now, others are retired,
While many gave their very lives.

So, it’s important to recognize
All the men and women who gave
Of themselves to keep us free.
Today flowers went on many a grave.

Whether days, years, or a lifetime
Were spent in the service of country,
Today we reach out to say to you,
Thank you! Your sacrifice keeps us free.

God Bless Our Veterans.

Thank you, Bob!!
I’m glad I got to serve those last
9 months and 3 days with you!
I love Germany and the friends we made there.
And I loved teaching in the school on the army base.

Thanks to all our veterans!
Your sacrifice is sooo appreciated.

I will never take our freedom for granted.

Thanks for visiting JanBeek today.
See ya tomorrow.

Do you have a veteran in your family?
If so, name them in the comments below.
I want to thank them, too!


Comments on: "2 years + 9 months + 3 days" (10)

  1. Thank you for your service, Bob!

    My late father, father-in-law and step father-in-law served in WWII and the Korean War.

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  2. Beautifully done. Late grandfathers in WWI and late father WWII. All survived at least physically.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, I understand the exception … physically surviving doesn’t count the mental and emotional wounds, does it? Thanks for reading and taking time to respond, {{{Derrick}}} … have a happy weekend. ❤

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  3. Thank you for your service Bob

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanks to Bob for his service to a grateful nation. My paternal grandfather served during World War I while my maternal grandfather carried on in World War II. A few of my father’s brothers and a sister stepped forward during World War II, and two cousins traveled to Vietnam as Marines.

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  5. God bless our Veterans!

    Liked by 1 person

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