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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Military Veterans (Thank You)

There are some survivors of the Vietnam War that have medals to show for it. There are those that have received Honorable Discharge. We want to always remember our veterans, because they gave their lives for their country.

Thank You to Military Veterans

Military veterans can be honored any time throughout the year. Saying thank you to a military veteran can mean so much to them. I am so proud to say that I am in a military family which include nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws, sister-in-law, my pastor, and most important of all my husband. My husband is a proud soldier. Although, my husband is a very private person, he perks right up when there is discussion about the military. He shared a few things that I am sharing with you.


I had never heard the term Points-man until now. A points-man in the army goes out ahead of his men to scout out any danger such as booby traps set by the enemy. My husband recalls leading a four-company battalion of about 500 soldiers. He noted that his company was the first of the battalion to go into battle that particular day. I can only imagine what it was like.

Tunnel Rat

This is pretty much like it sounds. Just like rats may have tunnels, there are human tunnels that the soldiers will crawl into and check for hidden weapons or hidden enemies. The tunnel rat will carry a 45 pistol and a flashlight while doing this.

DD-214 Form

The DD-214 Form is a form that contains all of your military history including all of the awards that you have received.

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I applaud those women veterans that have left their families to join the military. I was amazed that during my previous employment, I was working with previous military employers from the military both men and women. It was an awesome experience. I could note the discipline, organization, and other great qualities that they possessed.

You will always see the American Flag raised at our home outdoors. They are always replaced when they become worn. In addition, I am proud to say that my husband has received all of the following medals:

Bronze Star Medal

This is one of the Honorable awards that any army soldier can receive. This award is for Meritorious Achievement in Grand Operations Against Hostile Forces.

National Defense Service Medal

This medal is for honorable active duty for soldiers during 1950-54, 1961-74, 1990-95,2001-TB.

US. Vietnam Service Medal

Soldiers that served in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or Thailand between 1965-73 received this award.

Vietnam Campaign Medal

A soldier that served 6 months in the Republic of Vietnam between 1965-73, or was wounded, captured or killed in action during that time period receives that award.

Combat Infantry Badge

Soldiers that are expert riflemen in the army receive this award.

I recall one day going into a store. My husband wore his military cap with all of his badges. As he opened the door for myself and the lady behind me to walk through, this lady opened the opposite door and told him to go in first and she thanked him for the service to our county. These types of attitudes are really appreciated by war veterans. It definitely was a welcome surprise for me. In addition, I have observed those that will tell veterans "Welcome Home." I have even seen others say to veterans, "Thank you for all you have done for our country." In fact, a lady just recently did that. The most memorable time was when my husband and I were at an event. This man thanked my husband for his military service and gave him $100.00, then added, “You and your wife go out to dinner.” That was a time that we both were smiling. Our veterans need to be recognized and not forgotten. So just remember that the next time you see a military veteran.

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  1. I think any man or woman that goes to war deserves a medal. I just can't imagine it. My grandad was a WW2 veteran and I asked for his medals when he passed away. They have SUCH sentimental value. To me they are priceless as they showed his bravery. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro |

  2. I absolutely agree! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday!

    Holly @

  3. My ex-husband is in the army. He gets embarrassed when people thank him for his service, but I know that somewhere deep down he appreciates the recognition. #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Hi Betty,
    Thank you for taking the time to honor our Military Veterans and sharing this tribute with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

  5. Good Morning, Betty!

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been praying about a way that I could encourage other bloggers who have been encouraging me. Through your ministry, posts, words, comments, and faithfulness—your life has been a blessing to mine, and I wanted others to know about you!

    So, I compiled a list of those bloggers who I’ve personally found to be the MOST INSPIRATIONAL on the web.

    You are ONE Of these bloggers - in my estimation!

    You can find the link to the list where you are featured here:

    I’ve also signed up to get your emails, and tried to follow you on your social media outlets!

    I pray that God will encourage you today through these simple acts~

    1. Thank You Melanie. Know that you are very encouraging and thank you. I praise the Lord.

  6. It's so wonderful of you to dedicate a post to our veterans. Their service is invaluable to every citizen of this country, and they deserve every recognition they get. Please extend my thanks to your military family--to your husband, your nieces, nephews, etc--for their service and hard-work in protecting and upholding the integrity of our country

    Thanks for sharing this with us on #SHINEbloghop this week! It was so lovely of you to join us :)

  7. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  8. Hi Betty,
    We owe our military personnel our greatest gratitutde, respect and appreciation! I am delighted that you shared this enligtening information about the military with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.I appreciate it and I'm so glad you are partying with us. I'm pinning and sharing this gem!


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