Nov 11

Veterans Day Giveaway Hop

Blessings to all Veterans

Remembering all those who have fought and died. The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended. Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM, fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men.

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honour and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Every one of our Soldiers, veterans and their families deserve to be applauded for their strength, devotion and service to this nation. It takes a profound strength to wear this nation’s uniform. Though one day they remove this uniform, no amount of time, nor strife can sever the golden thread uniting these veterans in a unique and everlasting bond. But these Soldiers – our veterans – don’t see themselves as being brave or special, they just say they’re doing their jobs.

On Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or the Day of Peace – this day has many names – the world stops in silence to pay tribute to the heroes of the battlefield who never see themselves as heroes. I believe we owe our veterans more than our silence, our memories, and our thanks. President Kennedy once said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

Don’t just say “thank you” to our veterans, show it.

Today I’m giving away

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About the author

Mistress Anya

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages 0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters and a life-long reader. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.


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  1. miriam roman

    As a Vet. i thank you. I help every way i can by working with the WWP (wounded warriors program)
    thank you for the giveaway.

  2. pc

    When I meet a veteran I thank them for the great serivice they are doing or have done and on Veterans Day I’ll be wearing red,white and blue and a yellow ribbon in support.

  3. D L Jackson

    This is a day of reflection for me as a veteran and wife, daughter, granddaughter and mother of military members who served and are currently serving. Thanks to all for stopping my the blogs to help celebrate those who served.

  4. Karen H in NC

    Living in NC, we see a lot of military, active and retired. When I see one, I always try to say Thanks for a job well done. If I’m not close enough to speak, I try to catch their eye and nod my thanks.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. Susan W.

    I try and say Thank You either verbally when I can or just with a smile and nod to show my gratitute for their service to protect our country.

  6. PattiD

    Several of the men amoung my family and friends are veterans or serving now. I am proud of every one.

  7. Dawna Newman

    I don’t do anything like I used to , when I was younger I would go with my dad to the parades and the memorials. But even if i don’t do anything all the soldiers remain close in my heart. My dad was in the Army for 20 plus years and served in Vietnam for a year and a half. He is my hero.

  8. Mel bourn

    I thank them whenever I see them. They are some of the most important people in our country. For the veterans in my family, we get together and celebrate at my husband’s grandfather’s grave.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot c om

  9. SheriV

    I honor them by saying thank you. I always feel it’s important to thank them and not to take our freedoms for granted.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  10. Lona Stringer

    We take Grandpa and some of his buddies that cant drive anymore to their Veteran gathering and help serve everyone lunch. Thx for a great hop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  11. Melinda

    What a wonderful giveaway and honor. I live outside of the US but I attend an English speaking church and we had a wonderful ceremony with all the ambassadors from 20 other countries paying tribute to their fallen soldiers. It was beautiful!

  12. Diane Sallans

    by supporting veterans organizations – so important now due to the recent wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

  13. Fiery Na

    I remember and I keep them close to my heart. I respect and give my thanks by helping with their fund-raisers or community events.

  14. Kaci Verdun

    I say Thank You, i’m proud of all the men and women who serve! My husband was in the Guard before we were married and also worked with the Military in Iraq for 2 years. Thanks for the chance to win!

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