Memorial Day~~~Susie Austin


“And I’m proud to be an American,

where at least I know I’m free.

 And I won’t forget the men who died,

 who gave that right to me.” 


~Lee Greenwood


Today is Memorial Day, a day to give honor, and remember those who fought and died to protect our country. I have the freedom to write what I choose, I have the freedom to live and work in a country where we are privlaged have many of these things which we must never take for granted.


I am honored to have a family who takes these freedoms seriously; my father who is a WWII Vet has an amazing story. There are not many of these men left as they are aging and leaving us.  I was proud and honored to come to my home town and share this day with him and other family members. As I watched him salute and listen to the National Anthem I wondered what it must have been like for him to be a young man fighting a war in a strange country.



 Today I would like to share a bit of his story with you, please click on this link and read this story and when you see a Vet thank them for their service to our country.


I am writing this while my 82 year old father is napping beside me. He is a proud and wonderful man whom I love dearly. I wish to thank him and all the men and women who have served in the armed forces to protect our country.


The second link is song written to honor WWII vets. I believe you will enjoy this as well.

 You will need to follow the links to the youtube version, we have been having technical issues.


YouTube – Before You Go – Veterans Tribute and Thank You

Susie Austin











~ by coachsusie on May 26, 2008.

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