Thursday, November 11, 2010

To the Veterans

"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

"Freedom is never free."

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy

“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." - Ronald Reagan

"We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service: a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves." - President Obama

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy

A special thanks to the Veterans in my life:

Eric Strodtman
Ned Larkin aka "Pop"
David Oplinger aka "Grandpa"
Brandon York
Uncle Jim York
Aaron Larkin
Paul Lane
Patrick Allen
Ramses Martinez
William Morris
John Tomlinson
Chad Franche
Mike Menghi
Andrew Moore
Blair Hickok
Chris Averill
Daniel Sandoval
Colonel Cannon
Joseph Elam
Jeff Osborne
Jennifer Dover
Captain David Knecht
Antares Viens
Jeremiah Means
Bethany Cole
Manny Jacoby
Sarah Andrews
TJ Andrews
Wes Hufnagel
Shannon Wooten
Benjamin Wooten
Thomas Trimble
Cliff Strozier
Amy Moseley
Jim Rizek
Daniel Sterrett
Randy Pandis
Elizabeth Rosato
Tres Arnold
TJ Twomey
Andrew Warner
Scott Silva
Sgt. Strong
Justin Doty
Justin Magill
Travis Meyers
Chris Bean
Jeremiah Means
Malachi Bauer
Paul Austin
Daniel Sandoval
Steven Birdsall
Lyndsey Fain
Guy Vachon
Jessica Davis

Thank you.


  1. Wow what awesome pictures! And that list of names is amazing. I am thankful for their service to our country as well.

    Great post!

  2. Beautiful post, loving the pictures and we are certainly blessed!