Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran’s Day 2009

 

MD kissing

This photo of my parents has always made me swoon.  My Daddy, Norman Vail Luckey, served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He arrived on Normandy Beach on the second day and made it three years through Europe before a bullet  sent him home in a body cast.  He recently celebrated his 67th Wedding Anniversary with his beautiful bride, my Mommy. 

Soon another young man will be coming home from war, by the Grace of God, uninjured.  His return will be honored with Silver Spurs and a Stetson.

My friend, Carolyn @ Magpie-Pixie recently interviewed  SPC Ryan. 

You can read about it in her post today.  I thank you, Carolyn, with all of my heart.

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Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve, and to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, fallen, but never forgotten.

 

 

43 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Your life has been from and about those who serve with honour and grace. I'm off to read Carolyn's interview with such a special young man!! ♥

Georgina said...

This is a wonderful tribute to those who have served and those who are still serving...God bless them all and Deb, you are an angel!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Great interview with both you and Ryan. Heart warming and touching. I left a comment if you'd like to go and read it. Blessings to both of you.

Silke said...

What a wonderful post and tribute to those who have served! That photo of your mom and dad captures such a moment of love! And I am sure you can't wait to see your dear Ryan again!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!! Love, Silke

kj said...

i am speechless.

i can only add my favorite prayer: "thank you"

xo

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Deborah,

What a wonderful tribute!! I adore the pic of your parents!! I'm off to read the interview right now!!

btw...Deborah.... I'll be singing that Amy Winehouse song all day now!! " I don't want to go to rehab... I say no, no, no ..... especially for my pictures.... I say no, no, no.... maybe for your margaritas.... I say yes, yes, yes!" Girl.... I should lay off the iced tea! lol

hugs
manon
xoxo

Manon Doyle said...

What a terrific interview.... Ryan is a wonderful young man! I pray for Ryan and your family every day!!

manon
xo

Diana Evans said...

Hi Deborah!!! I am thinking about you and your son today...and I am grateful for all the wonderful people that have made sacrifices for our freedom....bless you all and I am heading to read the interview!!!

Hugs
Diana

Renee said...

Come home safely dear Ryan.

Deborah what a beautiful picture, I too am swooning.

Love Renee xoxo

Ariadone said...

And... so that is why my son Merlijn visited al the beaches in Normandy this summer with his friends to pay honour to those served, fallen or savely returned home.
Please ask your father if he was in Belgium and Brabant ( Holland ). He may even remember a town or village....
Sent our love and respect.
Love you
Godeliva

Ariadone said...

I will do a post on
Merlijn journey in Normandy....

Ariadone said...

HUHHH ? 67 years of marriage ???????????

Rhonda Roo said...

You sure can make a girl cry. But it's a good heartwarming cry. A cry like you get when someone plays the Star Spangled Banner, and you get all welled up with emotion...

There's an incredible outpouring of love going on at work-we are sending new and used books to different bases overseas, for the men and women who could really use some escapism material. I'll send you an email link about it if you want.

I think that is the sweetest picture. The epitome of love. Capturing the era perfectly.

I am sending love to your soldier(s), and my family's too...

And did you know, Cowboy's dad was actually AT Pearl Harbor? His mom thought he'd perished. So did the military, but he'd been taken to a different hospital and they lost track of him for awhile. But he found his way home.

God Bless Them All.
Love you!
XOXOXOXOXO

Ces said...

This is so heartwarming. Terrific post Deborah and the photo of your Mom and Dad is priceless. Did,'t they look beuatiful during that era? The men and of World War II is the best generation ever. I am all heartened by Ryan's interview. A wonderful young man and I was once again covered with goosebumps. God bless Ryan and your Mom and Dad. God bless you my friend.

Ces said...

Sorry for all the typos. I am wearing bilateral wrist splints at work today. :(

Kathiesbirds said...

Deborah, I just wanted to come over here and wish you a Happy Veteran's day also. As the mother of a Sargent in the army it is important for me to come say Hi today. I posted a verteran's day greeting also. My fatehr-in-law was in the Navy for 20 years and my son Alex is currently in the army. I pray for him and all solider's to come home safely. I pray God delivers your son safely back to your waiting arms. I thank him and all Vets for their service to our country. Your parents look delightful. My father-in-law is also still married after all these years! I think it will be 56 or 57 years this December!

Carolyn said...

A gorgeous sweetheart photo of your parents ♥
May we all remember them always , and gods speed for your son Ryan and his friends for a safe journey home
I`ve had many lovely comments today .
Thanks so much my sweet frined , sorry this is so short a message - pc is working for me - not sure for how long !

Blowy kisses back at you

xoxox

Sonia ;) said...

That is a picture to swoon over...Tell Ryan and his unit "Thank you".

xoxoxoxo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

A prayer for all our vets, those here, those abroad, those who gave all.
May there be a time when they can gather and only speak of combats fought, when wars are memories for all and their contributions to the world properly stated; that they have, through the harshest of conditions, made this globe a better place.

Pax.
Anne

yoborobo said...

What a great picture, Deb! I'm swooning just a little myself. :) Off to read about that handsome son of yours! xox Pam

Rhonda Roo said...

PS I forgot to tell you! I gave you an award you've probably received a thousand times. You probably have them all lined up on a shelf, gathering dust....

:-) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

sweetmango said...

picture of your parents, swooooon. Love it.
Remembrance Day always squeezes my heart.
Your son and all the others out there with him and those in other various places around the world, may they all return home to their loved ones safe and sound <3
xxsm

Angie Muresan said...

Deborah, that is thrilling! I get so happy when I hear people celebrating a life of love together. Congratulations to your parents on 67 years, and a most happy and healthy future ahead. Oh, and did I say, your son is very handsome and brave. I thank the good Lord daily for men and women such as he, protecting our freedom with their lives. God bless them, and God bless him with peace, love, happiness, and good health.

Cori G. said...

Oh Deb, this is the most endearing post I've seen and such a touching picture of your parents. I can not begin to understand what our soldiers are experiencing, but my heart is with them as well as my prayers. God willing your boy will be home soon.

Love, Cori
Now I'm off to read the interview ;-)))))

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Deborah! Such a romantic and beautiful photo, and to know that they are still married today melts my heart. Thank God for men and women like your father and son. Congratulations to SPC Ryan for his medal and interview! He is closer to home, and I will keep him tightly in my prayers until he returns home safely.

xoxoxo

Carolyn said...

I`m back ;o)
I saw your other comment - about the crochet tag.
It was in a bag i bought of loads of pieces , so i`m afraid i didn`t make it , i wish i could crochet though ! I did dye it myself though ;o)

When is SPC Ryan coming home ? I bet you`re counting down the days !

Renee said...

Deborah I read Ryan's interview yesterday and could not even comment.

I guesss it was a bad day all around and I just wanted him to come home.

I re-read it today (like I told myself I would) and I still want him to come home.

I didn't realize he was only 22. For some reason I thought he was much older. Maybe because he is so brave and doing so well.

Ryan is so intelligent and amazing just like his Mama.

You have a fantastic and amazing son and he has a fantastic and amazing Mom.

So excited for him to come home.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Darling Deb I forgot to tell you how much I love the idea of the Yayas. xoxoxo

Diana Evans said...

Hi Deborah!!! thanks for popping in with your cute ideas!!! hugsssssssss
Diana

Javajune said...

Oh what a beautiful interview! It made me cry when I read that he was only 22, my youngest son is 22. He is a wonderful young man but then look at his Mommy, how could he be any other way. I'm thankful for all those who serve!
xo-jj

Ces said...

The heck yes! Those are really fine lines and brush strokes. I have different painting and drawing styles. Wishing to paint or draw like someone just means I love their work and I wish I did those.

Ces said...

Ay yay! Don't make me say things to spoil suprises!

Ces said...

Who said wee little body?

Ces said...

Huh?! You need glasses! I am like a butterball turkey complete with pop up button when I get hot!

Ces said...

Convenient way to let him know when not to start World War III.

Also the pop-up button is for me so I can play with it.

Ces said...

Ah...ah...ahh...(stammering)!

Oooh Baby, you are foxy! You almost made me choke. Not with your pop-up but the joke.

Angie Muresan said...

Deborah, I visited your friend's site and just had to say what a lovely interview. Wish you a beautiful weekend!

Javajune said...

Btw dear deborah, come on down or up or over I'm not sure...and we'll shop till one of us drops!
xo-jj

The Things We Carried said...

Oh, that is one gorgeous couple and moment in time!!

LDWatkins said...

Beautiful! Love that picture of your parents and on the way to read the interview. Warm hugs sent your way. He'll be home soon!

Ces said...

Where is Milo?

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

A heartwarm and huge Thank you. To your son...and to his lovely mother.

Loved the interview!

Yes...Where is ole' Milo??

Renee said...

Deborah, my darling.

How I do agree with the army Mom who lost her son, only I would prefer to take them all out of there. Have none as sitting ducks, bring them all home.

I love you.

Renee xoxo