I've been working on pictures from Alma, Georgia, lately. I received an email from a cousin telling me about a monument
I missed when I was in Georgia. Mark went back up to the hunting camp yesterday and took these pictures for me.
The people of Alma, and Bacon County, established this monument to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I, World War II,
the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and those who were prisoners of war - from the Bacon County area.
Honor and thanks to each person listed: those killed in action, those taken prisoner of war, and one medal of honor recipient.
The reverse side shows those who fought and returned home.
Those serving in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, including my cousin, Danny Conrad, who was in Vietnam.
Thanks for your service, Danny. I didn't know you fought in Vietnam, I guess I was too young at the time.
I'm proud of you and thank you for your sacrifice.
The back side of the monument - where many of the names are listed. All from this one county.
With our busy lifestyles, we forget to stop and remember those who fought to allow us to maintain the freedoms we have here in the United States. Thanks, Danny, for telling me about this monument. It's proper that we remember and say thanks. And it's proper for us to pray for our soldiers out there fighting right now, and for their families, and for their safety. We should say "thank you" every chance we get - so, thanks, Danny! You made a difference!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Several months ago I made a promise on facebook that I was going to do whatever I could to ensure that we have a new president sitting in the White House after the election. I was leaning towards supporting Rick Perry, and may still do that, but I haven't really been impressed with him of late.
I have begun to follow Herman Cain and really like what I'm hearing - so far. I was happy to see this comic in my inbox today. Lisa Benson is probably my favorite political cartoonist. She's pretty spot-on most of the time. I'm continuing to listen and research and read, as I work towards a decision of who I will campaign for. As the time is working its way towards us, please keep this in mind :)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
What a beautiful bride!
We actually met Sunshine when she was about 8 or 9 years old. My daughter and Sunshine were in the same 4-H club.
Hard to believe she's all grown up and married.
Looking towards her future?
This marriage is built on the relationship they have with God. Blessings, Sunshine!