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Happy Veterans Day and a BIG Thank You to those who protect our freedom!
I wanted to take a little time out today to mention Veterans day! Today is Veterans day and it holds a personal place in my heart because my husband, Sean, served in the Air Force for 4 years. While he and I were not married at the time he served, we were friends and I remember many nights chatting with him over AOL Instant Messenger while he was in Germany and other places around the world.
I’m thankful for his time in the US Air Force for many reasons, but I would say the#1 reason is because of the sense of great appreciation and respect he’s brought to our family for all who have served and serve now… for the sense how real the cost of freedom is and how we should always cherish it, be responsible with it and never take it for granted.
We know that countless others have given their lives to protect the freedom we have in this country and we are TRULY thankful and blessed.
My grandfather also served during World War II in the 42nd Rainbow Division – I know he lost his best friend during the war and I know many others have as well.
The price of freedom certainly isn’t free and remembering that and taking time to say “thank you” to family, friends, and those who have served at any time, in anyway, should not be forgotten.
All this is meant as a way to say THANK YOU to so many! To those of you who have lost loved ones… to those of you who spend nights alone crafting, who are away from their spouses or families, and to those who have given their lives… now and years past…. We thank you and we salute you!
I actually had a little chat with my friends over at Uniformed Scrapbooks of America and they offered to do a special giveaway for Above Rubies Studio followers like you as a way to honor all who serve, have served or gave their lives for our protection and freedom.
Thanks to the wonderful family over at Uniformed Scrapbooks of America who have a Giveaway for us!
I met Heather and her husband (who served in Iraq) at CHA in Chicago. They are wonderful people who came up with these WONDERFUL Scrapbook Albums that are like NOTHING else! You can watch this quick interview I did with them while at CHA.
How to Enter to Win the Giveaway
In order to participate in the giveaway, I’m asking for you to comment on this post with a note of remembrance, thanks, love, or a “hoo-ra!” for all those who have served or are serving now in the armed forces.
I would like to do something special with your comments and mentions of thanks – so just take a little time to do this and you will be entered for a prize pack including a goodie bag and an Album (of your choice!) from Uniform Scrapbooks of America ($40 value).
p.s. The other thing about Uniformed Scrapbooks of America is that even if you don’t need a Military or public service scrapbook, they have other themed albums too!