We have been talking to our kids about why we celebrate Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is a day for Americans to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.
God bless them all!
We would like to thank all of the brave men and women who were willing to fight on our behalf. We also pray for our troops in battle today and we are thankful to the veterans who fought in previous battles. Please read to the end to see all the people in our families that have served!
Why I love T-Shirt Vinyl
(I promise it goes along with Veterans Day)
Every year my daughters’ Elementary School has an assembly to honor veterans. And because their school is located next to the military housing, they have a lot of kids that have parents in the Navy.
My oldest daughter is part of the drama club at her school and they were a big part of the assembly this year. The night before the assembly (at about 8pm) she tells me she HAS to wear red, white and blue. You would think that would not be a problem right?
We could not find anything. The one t-shirt she had from the 4th of July was trashed because she had been wearing it to sleep in. I was frustrated and finally said to her…
‘Well, I’m sorry, you are just going to have to figure something else out!’
To which she says back to me…
‘But, you are MY MOM! You can figure something out!’
That was it. That was all it took…It wasn’t even said in a rude way. It was said in more of a ‘You can whip something up, that’s what you do!’ sort of way.
Of course my first thought was, ‘Oh, no… you did not just say that!’
My second thought was ‘Well, there has to be something around here that I could I make for her?’
That’s when I remembered that I had bought a white t-shirt for her ahwile back. I had other plans for it, but oh well! Then I looked through my t-shirt vinyl and thankfully I had some red vinyl that I hadn’t used yet. I searched for free svg images online that had something to do with Veterans day. That’s when I found this God Bless America image. I cut the vinyl out with my Cricut machine and ironed it right on to her shirt!
Below is a quick pic before I ironed it on!
And here is the finished product! She was very happy. She did such a good job in her performance. I am one proud Mama!
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I also made her some earrings by taking blue resin flower cabochons that I bought this summer. I glued them on to earring backs and she was set!
Some of the Veterans in Jenny’s family that she would like to thank are…
My Grandpa Bob served in the Navy-1st Lieutenant & commanded an LCT in WWII in the Pacific.
My Grandpa Fred served in World War 2
My Dad Randy served in the Air National Guard during Vietnam.
My Step-dad, Brian served in the Army National Guard during Vietnam.
My Uncle Ron served as an Army Captin in Vietnam
Bill Green served in the Korean War.
My Cousin Molly served in the Army and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (as a nurse).
My Cousin Megan served in the marines and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mike (my cousin Molly’s Husband) served in the Army and deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
My husband’s Uncle Morris Hastings was a WW2 decorated hero.
My husband’s Uncle David Hobson served in the 82nd Airborne.
Joe Shauf served in Desert Storm.
Mike who is married to my cousin Molly below.
Cousins Molly and Megan who are also sisters.
I love these picture because if you saw them now they are the girliest of girls!
And Jess would like to THANK the following members of her family:
Both my Dads! Bob served in the US NAVY for 30 years, retiring last year as a Warrant Office.
Mike served as a Sargeant for 5 years in the Air Force before joining the Kentucky State Police.
My Grandpas! Gramps served as a Sargeant in the Air Force.
Grandaddy served in the marines for 2 years and then served 20 years as a Master Sargeant in the Army Reserves.
My husband’s grandparents- Grandpa P served in the Air Force during WW 2 and Grandpa G served in the Army also during WW2.
My siblings! My sister Stephanie served in the US NAVY for 4 years.
My brother, Stephen is still serving in the US AIR FORCE, currently stationed in Florida, deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
My Uncles! Flip served in the Marines. David served as a captain in the Army, and Deverle served in Vietnam in the Army