Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day 2008

We decided we would give our vets a personal salute today but use photos instead of words. So we borrowed a few photos Jan took this morning at the local Veterans Day Ceremony at the courthouse square. There was a band and a large group of cadets in the street behind those in attendance, but, unfortunately, even though Jan was standing on a hill, the tops of their heads could barely be seen behind the crowd. (So we didn't include those photos.)

"Amazing Grace" played on the bagpipes.

The bugler plays "Taps."

The sign reads: For those who served. We honor our troops.

Happy Remembrance Day to all our friends in Canada, the UK and Australia!

A hearty thank you to all the veterans who now serve or have served their country, from JFF - Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam -- and Jan!

And on a sad note, late last night we learned our favorite hamster GirlGirl has died. We will miss her.

Graphic by Opus


  1. Thank you to Jan for serving.

    Owr Grampa was in the Army but he says he's not like a "real" veteran 'cos he din't serve in a war. We say he still served and we thank him and ALL veterans.

    Finnegan Buddy & Jasmine

    PS from Jazzy - thank you so much for the wonderful Gotcha day gift ideas! We'll see how many mom will let me do.

  2. We fink yoo did a pawsome post! We salute and remember those that serve too!

  3. That is a bootiful post
    I'm gwateful to all the Vetewans who have done so much fow all of us
    smoochie sad kisses
    I miss GirlGirl

  4. Woo've khreated a furry nice post and tribute to both pawties!


  5. Thanks for coming by and checking on me!!!
    ~Cal and The Creek Cats~

  6. What a lovely tribute, and how nice that there was a parade for Jan to attend. Daddy bean had to work and youngest boy bean had class so we just stayed home and enjoyed all the tributes our friends had posted.

  7. Thank you to all how have served their country! I enjoyed your post with the photos today. I noticed that their looked like many WW II veterans there. Moth was at a restaurant today and a military person dressed in his uniform, that was decorated with so many things. After she finished her meal she went over to where he was sitting and thanked him for the service he has given to his country. They then talked, I think he was probably as old as the dad of the house here, and story were shared with each other.
    In spite of the difficulities our country is facing all who have served in any branch of military have given us all of the freedoms that we have today. Bless every one of them.
    So sorry to hear about Girl Girl. I know she has met Roscoe by now and they are becoming good friends. She will forever be free of illness and hurt.

  8. What a lovely picture and tribute - three cheers for all our men and women in green!

    We were sad to hear about GirlGirl - she was a good friend to so many woofies, kitties, buns and hammies. She will be missed.

  9. That was a very nice tribute both to the Veterans and to GirlGirl

  10. w00f's JFF, thats a pawsome tribute to our veterans and girl girl...

    b safe,

  11. Wonderful tribute, Jan and all the Funny Farm. We honor all who served and are very grateful for their service.

  12. What a lovely ceremony!

    RIP little GirlGirl. :o(

  13. Jan, thanks for the wonderful pictures of the ceremonies honoring our veterans and soldiers. They make us feel so proud! We are also mourning our friend, GirlGirl. Extra hugs to all our babies tonight.

    Hugs, Kodak

  14. Thanks for sharing the photos. Mom says she gets leaky eyes every time she hears "Taps."

  15. So good of you to remember the men and women who served our countries! My Grandpa is a veteran and so was my Great Grandpa! We are so proud of them. Happy Veterans day!

  16. That was a very nice post!!!!
    We are thankful for those who served and those who continue to serve.
    Purrs Mickey

  17. Those are a great set of photos.
    I was so sorry to hear about GirlGirl...she was my first hammie friend. She will be missed.
    Oh, and about PooPoo....the name my mom gave her when she was a kitten was Niki. But when numerous poops appeared next to the couch when mom came home from work, and mom had to say, "did you poopoo here?" all the time......the poopoo name stuck, and hence PooPoo had arrived. That was 14 years ago!

  18. Jan, Thank you so very much for your kind words! It is so hard to say goodbye!! But he was ready!

    Thank you

    Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Mom Penny and Angel WInton

  19. thank you so much for thinking of tesla during our hard time! We're still not completely better, but we're on the right track! thank you so much!

  20. We enjoyed your pictures ...

    Thanks for stopping by this evening - we appreciate it.

  21. What a wonderful tribute. We're so sorry to hear about Girl Girl.

  22. A wonderful tribute.

    Mom and I are sad about Girl Girl and hoping she is happily playing at the Bridge.


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