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They were called

Two of the most important men to cross my life path were called. They were called to service. They were called to duty. They were called by either a draft(my grandfather) or a want to serve(my best friend from high school, Greg).

Today I celebrate them.

To Poppy Jack: Thank you for serving our Country in WWII. You are still my hero and I love you for that. You have the most amazing stories and such a gentle way of telling them to us. You have a kind heart and fun spirit. You are funny, silly and compassionate. You are my hero.

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To Greg: Not a day goes by that I dont miss you. I still remember passing notes in AP US History, walking down the halls and chatting and talking on instant messenger to the wee hours of the morning. The day I found out you were killed was one of the worst of my life. Your funeral was breathtakingly beautiful just like your heart and your spirit. We all love and miss you everyday. You are my hero.

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Happy Veterans Day to all the Veterans who served our Country and Still continue to serve.

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  1. Jamie wrote:

    I’m so sorry that someone you love was one of the soldiers that gave their lives for us, but I am eternally grateful for what he and all of the past, present and future men and women have done to protect us.

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  2. Meg O. wrote:

    Beautiful post. Hugs to you, friend. And God bless all of our veterans!

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  3. Shannon wrote:

    Beautiful post…

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  4. Georgina wrote:

    Thank you for this post Neely! People forget today is not just a day off from work but a day to truly remember the people that put their lives on the line day in and day out to ensure our freedom. God Bless your Poppy and Greg xo

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  5. I choose not to write about this holiday as a blogger, because I know its such a touchy area.. but you handled it so well! Thank you for sharing and giving me confidence to do so next time!

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  6. Beautiful post. Happy Veteran’s Day to all the Vets out there!

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  7. Amanda wrote:

    Happy veterans day to your grandpa and to Greg… I’m sorry for the loss… he went out a hero! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Colleen wrote:

    Thinking of you this evening!

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  9. Samantha wrote:

    So sorry to hear about your friend ๐Ÿ™ I don’t even know what I would do if anything ever happened to Z and I really try to not think about it. But times like this are a great reminder that so many before him and after him will pay the ultimate sacrifice and it’s wonderful to celebrate their lives. Loves!

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