Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our Country's FINEST

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Happy Veteran's Day




THANK YOU to all t0 the Men and Women who have SERVED in our
armed forces, past present and future.



And THANK YOU to the Families that stand behind them and

make the sacrifices too.





Standing Tall Titled "Human Statue of Liberty" this image was taken at

Camp Dodge in Iowa and used 18,000 men


Facts
Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body: 29 feet
Left hand length: 30 feet
Face: 60 feet
Nose: 21 feet
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000


Total men: 18,000



Today's post I dedicate to my Uncle Greg, who served in the Vietnam War.
Thankfully he came back safely, but not without unseen scars that would
cause their own damage, as so many others came home with. We have NOT
forgotten, I have not forgotten and I thank you and I LOVE you. Take this
day, this Veteran's Day and know that you are to be celebrated,
now and always!



10 comments:

Pony Girl said...

Nice tribute, Sares. Love that pic of your Uncle Greg. Have a great day!

GWENDOLYN said...

A lovely tribute to our veterans. The human statue of liberty is amazing. How nice to dedicate this to your uncle.
Blessings!
Gwen

Valerie said...

Beautiful tribute, Sares!!!

Just lovely.

And thank you to your uncle!

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Sares! I loved your post, I read quite a few veterans day posts today and they were all so nice... I have missed you and your loveleigh blog, thank you for all the nice comments you left me, your so sweet....By the way, you won MY red painted heart from teresa @ marigold manor!!! LOL!!! Have a super day!! Hugs and Love Jennifer : )

Cora said...

Lovely tribute to our veterans!
Thanks for sharing!

blushing rose said...

What a beautiful write, Sares. Yes, I should have mentioned the military families that GIVE up so much. TY for bringing this up ... I was one of those wives married to a USN & am proud to say the sacrifice was well worth the honor.

Congrats! on your win, sweetie.

Hugs, Marydon

Desert Rose said...

It is so loveliegh that you dedicated this post to your uncle Greg! He certainly has paid a high price for his country...he still pays for it!

Lisa said...

I love your post! Thanks!
Hugs, Lisa

cowgirljlynn said...

Sares, what a beautiful dedication to your Uncle Greg. You brought tears to my eyes.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sares, the photo card of the human statue of Liberty is amazing! wonderful tribute! I love those gorgeous pink ornaments. Makes me want to get all my Christmas goodies out RIGHT NOW! Have a blessed day!
Debra