Friday, November 11, 2011





On the eleventh day

of the eleventh month

at the eleventh hour


The armistice was signed and fighting ceased...

"Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities.
This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918,
two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect"

The armistice was eventually signed into law by congress as a national holiday to commemorate those who sacrifice for us…our veterans! Years later the name of this holiday “Armistice Day” was changed to “Veterans Day”. The appropriate way to salute those who were willing to sacrifice on our behalf because of their patiriotism and love of country.

Veteran's Day proclamation

And at the eleventh hour
a moment of silence was observed

At the eleventh hour on this eleventh day of this eleventh month

I will bow my head 
and give thanks!

(but even more than that, I'll give thanks for them each day!)


God Bless our Troops



mangiabella said...

God Bless our Troops & God Bless America land that I love!!!! This is a beautiful tribute to our troops on this special day, I offer my humble gratitude and heartfelt thanks to every man and woman who has served, and who is serving to defend our freedom

Anonymous said...

Yes, when the horrible fighting ceased, the black and white photograhs grew silent and still. But may our thanksgiving -- whether in silence or praise -- continue every day. Let's listen as thanksgiving moves our country forward.

Brenda Lazzaro Yoder, said...

Thanks for your tribute to Veteran's Day. As a history teacher, I would have Veteran's in my classroom on Veteran's Day. It was the most awe-inspiring day to have teenagers sit stock still and listen to stories...real history, and be in awe of men and women who served. Thanks for the reminder. said...

Yes and I was reminded as a young Marine set in my house last night...may we all be grateful and not forget those of the past and even those serving today

Deborah Ann said...

What a beautiful tribute to our soldiers! My own soldier is back home after 5 yrs in the Navy. I am so thankful to God that he made it back safe and sound - there are so many that don't. May God continue to protect our men and women in their service to our country!

Amy said...

Another great post, great way to remind us to be thankful to our troops! I salute them for their selfless generosity.

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty said...

So beautiful...I was unaware of Armistice Day...thta is amazing! Our son who just recently married, is going to basics in the Marine Corp. on March 19, 2012. Thank you for honoring our men and women who are selfless and serve with great pride, humbled by the power of liberty and freedom! Love you Lorraine!

Gina Stanley said...

Yes and what a beautiful memorial you did. I'm always thankful for those brave men and women. My daughter's friend enlisted after high school and so it really makes you worry for them. Hoping you a having a beautiful week.

elisabeth@foodandthrifth said...

Such a beautiful tribute on remembering that day. What an amazing history!
Yes, God Bless our Troops, and God Bless the United States of America...forever, and always!
Thank you Lorraine for being so thoughtful to share your tribute, to our beloved country, and our troops!

Toyin O. said...

What a great tribute; yes, I give thanks for our troops too.

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty said...

Thank you for celebrating others...including me Lorraine! I am so honored and energized by your generous encouragement! As I thoroughly enjoy sitting here parked at your blog, it is enamoring to take in the sounds of nature; the effervescent quietness, embraced with tranquility in the midst of this world of constant change; while many things around us move and shake...yet for a moment, I intentionally breathe in and slowly exhale with great thanksgiving to our God that I not only sit here admiring your blog; but I sit here in awe of his beautiful daughter...and that is YOU!
Lovely, lovely precious daughter of the King.

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