I grew up in the service. My father was an Air Force veteran. He served in Viet Nam. I remember it well. I was young and scared. And PROUD.
These images were taken during the Military Appreciation Month ceremony at Evening in Old Seville, Pensacola FL.
|"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "|
¸.•*´¨`♥ George Orwell
|"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Nelson Mandela
|"Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Lois Lowry (Gathering Blue)
|"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril."|
.•*´¨`♥ Winston S. Churchill
|"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Abraham Lincoln