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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial day is a day to honor the American soldiers that have sacrificed so much so that we have the freedoms that we all very much enjoy.  There are so many that have served this country and I honor you today.  For those who have fought and for those that have died for this country, I say thank you!  Thank you for your time, thank you for your sacrifices.  I am honored to know a small handful of you too!  BUT....There is no one I'd rather thank face to face today then my father.  My dad is a Vietnam vet and he is my hero, not only for his time of service, but for so many other things that he has taught me throughout my life.  He's been there to hold my hand, he's been there to wipe my tears, he's been there to set me straight when I needed it the most.  My dad lived in a house with three women... that's right three women.. no boys... and he survived that too!  He is a man of few words, but he's always been there for me when I need him and for that one reason, I love him more then any other man in the world.  I am honored to be his daughter.  Thank you dad, for your service to this country and for all you've done for me.  I love and miss you today and every day.

With that said, most people are planning on grilling today.  I figure most everyone already knows what they are making, but if not and you are looking for last minute ideas, here are some of my favorite grilling recipes that I've posted lately.  Enjoy the day and don't forget to thank a solider today, it's the least you can do for them!

Have a wonderful day!  Happy, I mean Grilling!!!


Andrea said...

Happy Memorial Day Jenn! I love your grilling recipes recap, it successfully made me hungry, right after eating breakfast. Nicely done! :) My Dad and your dad have a lot in common, Viet nam vet, no boys, house full with 4 women :) That must make for super wonderful daughters, right? :)

Jenn said...

LOL.. Yes, Andrea, that's exactly why we are so wonderful! Tell your dad thank you for me! Wish mine was closer, I'd love to give him a great big hug!

StephenC said...

Thank you for the touching tribute to your dad and to other vets (of which I am one - Nam). The joys we share on a holiday such as this one are the perfect example of how grateful we must be to those who have kept us free and struggled to rein in the depostic intentions of the "evil ones" in the world.

I join you in honoring our veterans and wish for you and yours a joyous day within the freedoms no other country shares with us to such an extent.

Jenn said...

Thank YOU Stephen. Had I known, I would have said a few words to you too! I'm even more honored to have met you knowing this! Thank you for your service.

Sook said...

The chicken looks perfectly grilled! I did some grilling today too. So fun and quick. :)