Red, White, & Blue

May 28, 2007 at 10:06 pm (Grandparents, Memorial Day)

James Boyd Brown

I have a great respect for men & women that serve our country – those that were drafted & didn’t have a choice & then those that sign up on their own.   I still get chills when the National Anthem is played or when a big crowd is saying the Pledge of Allegiance all at the same time.  I love when our veterans are honored like this weekend … when standing ovations are given at churches & in parades.  I love when airlines give recognition to soldiers as they’re onboard flights … but I hate to find out when they’re going instead of coming because I know they’re leaving loved ones.   I’m so thankful to each & every individual that has served & is serving because I flat out wouldn’t have the guts to do it, but I absolutely appreciate every freedom their service has given me & my family.  My late grandfather is one of those brave men … I never met him, but still I’m very proud of him.  (And on a side note he looks JUST like by brother Matt – doesn’t he for those of you that know Matt?!).



  1. ohamanda said,

    He is twins to Matt!

    I’m the same as you. I get tears in my eyes looking at a flag at half-mast!

  2. Kristen said,

    Very well said!

  3. Staci said,

    Wow!! I need to get lessons from you on blogging! Very nicely put, Minky :)

  4. beckbeck said,

    Ok, I thought that was Matt for a second! Wow!

  5. Erin said,

    It is matt! haha

  6. cindyhunnicutt said,

    Mandi- even before I read the blog, I said- that looks just like Matt!

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