Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Just want to say happy Veteran's Day to all who are or have served in our nation's armed forces. I have many people in my family that served including a brother, a brother-in-law, and a grandpa. Thank you to all who gave all or part of their life for the betterment of ours. What you have given can never be re-paid.

Since it was Veterans Day, I decided to go to one of my favorite places in Chattanooga, the Chattanooga National Cemetery. This day was especially noteworthy since it was 11-11-11. To top it off, I decided to take this picture at 11:11:11 in the morning. That is a lot of ones...

So here it is... What do you think?

While I was there, I noticed a man standing over a grave. When I approached him, he told me that it was his father's. I really enjoyed hearing his story. His father lied about his age so he could enlist. He served in WWII. I felt a common spirit with the son. He shared my reverence for this place. I am sure some of it was the physical attachment of having family buried there. But it was more than that. He said that as a child, when his mom would drive him past this place, there was a sense of awe and wonder. He remembered wanting to be buried there when he got older. I can relate to that admiration. It is impossible to be in that place and not get a feel for all the sacrifice that has gone into making this nation the best place in the world to live. Here's to Alboan Glass Sr. and Alboan Glass Jr. Thank you for your time and service.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Thanks, too, for the story of the Glass family. Love that color picture.