Many many thanks to all the Veterans!
Someone hung a picture of a flag on my Dad's door at the Nursing Home.
February 1951 just before my Dad left for Korea. That is my Mom in the photo. I am there too...just not born yet. Dad would be gone for 14 months.
Along with Dementia Dad has been diagnosed with PTSD... sometimes he relives his time spent in Korea..I wish he could forget that part of his life...
My husband was in the Air Force/ Air National Guard for over 26 years. He often says that he served enough time for a couple of people. Being an Air Force/Air Guard family was not easy. So with that thought I would like to thank my husband for the time he served our country during the Vietnam Era and the Gulf War. I would also like to thank the spouses and children that kept the home fires burning for their Veterans.
So nice to hear about the flag on your dad's door. These little touches mean so much.
My dad (passed in 2011 at 87) also had dementia but before that I had bought him a paperback book about the history where he was stationed in WW2 - the Aleutian Islands. He never spoke of the war but he really enjoyed this book - which was rare for him during his 80s.
Dementia and PTSD is an awful mix. I understand that. I think there is a saying about the past being haunting.
We don't do anything to recognized Veteran's Day. My husband doesn't feel he wants any recognition for his time in the service.
So Veteran's Day passes quietly here.
Veterans are so important to us. I too thank them all.
You said it very well. I will remember those who served, and those who stayed behind. Lest we forget.
Thanks to your family for their service. Thank you to your dad and your husband and also to your mom and you for all your sacrifices for our country!
My dad served in Korea (6 Bronze Stars). I was in school when the tv show MASH premiered. Our family was not permitted to watch it. My father did not appreciate any humor about the Korean Conflict.
A lovely photo of your parents. Thanks to your Dad and husband, and all who have served to protect our nations.
That's wonderful photo of your parents. I've often wondered if my dad had PTSD after WW2. He was a paratrooper, dropped behind enemy lines. He wouldn't talk about his experiences much, and would leave the room if a war movie came onto TV.
Your poor Dad, that is sad. Happy Veteran's Day to your Dad and Gene and to all Veterans & families.
That is a great photo of your parents. Our family has a lot of Veterans. My Dad Navy, WW II, My brother, Navy, Vietnam War, Brother in Law, Army, Vietnam, and finally my husband, Air Force, Vietnam.
The facility is giving us a Veteran's Day luncheon today. I appreciate every single Veterans who has served.
Thank you to your family!
I'm so sorry for your dad. My dad was in the navy during WWll. He spent the duration of the war in the Pacific. It is thoughtful someone put a flag on your dad's door.
Beautiful photo of your folks. So your dad wasn't there when you were born, that's sad he missed that. Please tell your husband thank you for all those years, keeping us safe.
Thanks to your family!
My dad and his brother served at the end of WWII in the Navy. We have some other family members in the service, too.
Thanks to them all. I wish no one had to go fight anymore.
Thanks to these two men from far away.
My dad suffered from the war all the way to his last days. My mom did not understand it at all. I am glad your dad has good care. I hope your mom is doing well at the home.
I did not know about your husband's long service record. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you to him and you for serving our country. "They also serve who only stand and wait."
So well said, Connie. I would like to thank your Dad and your Husband for their service to our country. What would we have done without them? And many thanks to all the wives and families who waited for their return. God bless them all.
Dementia and PTSD is a horrible combination. My childhood best friend's mother was a Holocaust survivor and, as she descended into dementia, she also returned to World War II Germany and the concentration camp she survived. Her daughter would try so hard to bring her out of those episodes and back to the safe reality of her home in the United States. I am forever grateful to the Greatest Generation who defeated those who would have destroyed the freedoms we all enjoy today.
Your Dad looks tall, slim and handsome and your Mom young and beautiful.
Yes, thank you to all of them!
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