Friday's Top Ten

In honor of veterans today on Veterans Day/Remembrance Day.

The top ten things about veterans:

10. They fought to keep us safe

  9. They fought to keep the freedoms we enjoy

  8. Some watched as their buddies died

  7. Some were injured

  6. Some never came home

  5. Some came home to spitting, jeers, and protests

  4. All have parents

  3. Most have families of their own

  2. Some need our help

And the #1 thing about veterans:

  1. All deserve our respect

Dear Veteran - Thank you for your service.



So pleased to see this post, along with the few of us in blogdom who've chosen to remember rather than forget!

I wrote a tribute poem.

Janet, said…
These all deserve to be on the list. We should all pay tribute to them. I posted about fixing up Dad's old WWII Army foot locker and putting his Army keepsakes in it.
Julie said…
This is a great idea for a top ten list, Carol. #4 is very touching, I can't imagine how difficult it must be for parents to send their children off to war. My dad and uncle were in WWII at the same time, and I've often thought I can't imagine what that must have been like for my grandparents.

Great list!
L.G.Smith said…
Yay for our veterans. Dad was a Lt. Colonel and served during the Korean war (and twenty years of reserves after that). I think I might buy him lunch today. :)
Shirley Wells said…
Well said, Carol!

Three brothers volunteered for WWI. One lied about his age and he was the only one of the three to come back. He was my grandfather. It makes you think, doesn't it?
Laura Eno said…
Terrific Friday Top Ten list, Carol!
Ann Best said…
A great reminder, Carol, that we need to remember ALL the veterans of ALL the wars who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy today!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets
Linda Kage said…
Amen! Happy Veteran's Day.
Stephen Tremp said…
Amen to all of the above! They do deserve our respect. Its because of our vets we can think, speak, and do what we want.
BECKY said…
True and beautiful words, Carol....
VR Barkowski said…
Poignant list, Carol. While I think it's important to have a day where we stop, acknowledge, and remember veterans for their tremendous service, I hope this list stays with each of us throughout the year.
Slamdunk said…
A deserving group for your top 10 Carol.

Have a good weekend.
Carol Kilgore said…
Francine - Good for you. I'll be over to read it.

Janet - Excellent. I'll be over to read yours, too.

Julie - I can't imagine that either.

L.G. - You dad will love having lunch with you - and not having to pay!

Shirley - Goosebumps. It does make you think.
Amen, especially to that last one! Doesn't matter what the opinion on the war - the soldiers deserve respect.
Linda G. said…
Amen! GREAT Top Ten. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Laura - Thanks!

Ann - Yes, we do need to remember them all.

Linda K - Enjoy the day and be thankful.

Stephen - Exactly.

Becky - I'm glad you think so.
Southpaw said…
Perfect for today. And beautiful.
Carol Kilgore said…
VR - How wonderful that would be. I agree.

Slamdunk - Since one of them is Live-In Handyman, I agree :)

Alex - Yes!

Linda G - Thank you.

Holly - Thanks for the kind words.
Joanne said…
A very fitting list today, Carol. Saluting all our amazing Veterans!
E.R. King said…
True words, Carol. Thanks for reminding me how grateful I am for the men and women who defend our country. Happy Veteran's Day!
irishoma said…
How true! Great post.
Carol Kilgore said…
Elspeth - Thanks.

Joanne - They are amazing - every one of them.

Emily - I'm so grateful for all of them, too.

Donna - Thank you.
Tami Brothers said…
These are great Carol! I always look forward to Friday's to see what you've come up with for your top 10 lists. This one touched my heart.

Carol Kilgore said…
Tami - Thank you, Tami. That means I did my job.
This is such an important list and these brave men and women certainly do deserve our respect, as well as our gratitude. My father was a Navy Lieutenant during the Korean War, and I know how proud he was to serve his country.
julie fedderson said…
Best top ten list ever. Heroes wear dog tags.
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - They all do a fantastic job.

Tracy Jo - Thank you.

Julie F - Yes, they do. And proudly.
Medeia Sharif said…
Great list, Carol. These are beautiful points to honor these men and women.
Carol Kilgore said…
Thank you, Medeia. They're all my heroes.
Arlee Bird said…
Nothing funny about this. A big cheer for all of our veterans.

Ann Carbine Best visits Wrote By Rote on Saturday 11/12/11
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks for your big cheer, Arlee :)