“This nation will remain the land of the free, as long as it is the home of the brave.” Elmer Davis
I cherish each one of you who reads this blog, and I recognize that many are from other countries. For a few minutes each day, we lay down our differences and nationalities and become simply women… women, who love to style and enjoy fashion from runways to our own closets.
I hope you will understand today, when I take a moment to honor our military….men and women who display great courage as they volunteer to serve this country. I just want to say THANK YOU! You are forever in my heart and prayers. I have former students in dangerous places I think about every day, and readers of this blog who serve a world away! You are amazing and I so respect you. Military women are inspiring for many reasons.
When I walked out in today’s outfit, my funny photographer/husband said, “Are you honoring the Beatles?” Maybe it does have a Sgt. Pepper aesthetic, but I chose it out of the closet because of its military-inspiration. It looked better last year when I was thinner…SIGH…the battle continues.
However, I would like to call your attention to the scarf. My father wore this scarf as a young man in the Air Force during WWII…this was the airmen’s scarf. His was nylon, not silk, which were possibly reserved for the pilots or officers. He was part of a crew assigned to one of the planes nicknamed “The Widowmaker.” I believe one still flies with the Confederate Air Force. After service and coming home from a gunshot injury, my father would struggle with nightmares until his death from a heart attack in his seventies. Unless we are family, we so often forget what scars remain from service. These incredible men and women pay such a high price.
So, today (Veteran's Day), I just must say THANK YOU, for your sacrifices.
I hope everyone else has a wonderful Monday and enjoys the ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY and !!MONDAY MINGLE!