Monday, November 14, 2011

Veterans' Salute

On Saturday my parents had a Veterans Day salute at my daddy's hangar.  It was SO NICE!  First, they had four old airplanes fly over and on the last pass they did the missing man formation (where one of the planes peels off).  It was so moving.  It really makes you stop and think about things and the number of soldiers we lose.  The whole program was excellent.  My uncle, retired Col. Gary Johnston was the guest speaker.  The salute was set in the 1940s and there was a USO theme so he spoke on Bob Hope.  He was followed by Gregg Bennett performing "Taps" on the horn.  Now that brought a tear to my eye.  If you just stop to reflect on what's going on in the middle east right now and the number of sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers that are over there it will give you chills.  After the horn, we were served burgers and then the "fun" show began.  There was much singing by the "Andrew sisters" and others who were all wonderful.  My little girl started the program off by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.  She was so cute! 

After everyone left she got on stage and began to sing, sing, sing.  I hope the video works:

Her outfit was SO CUTE.  This was an old dress of Dustin's sister, Amanda. 

Please reflect on all of the sacrifices all of our veterans have made and are making for our country.  Freedom is not free, but is earned by all their hard work and sacrifices!  Thank you veterans!

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