Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Thank You  to all of our VETERANS!
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

My Favorite Veterans
My Dad, Del Partridge
Our son, Mark P. Miner
Mack will be going to Iraq again in January. 

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English

Flag-Patterned Fence Swag

via Martha Stewart Living
Tools and Materials:
8-inch-wide bunting, or
Straight pins
Sewing machine Flag-Patterned Fence Swag How-To:
  1. Measure desired length of your swag. 
  2. Cut 1 3/4 times this length of bunting.
  3. Pleat the fabric: First, lay the fabric down, wrong side up. To make a single box pleat, crease both edges of a block of blue, and fold both creases so they meet in the middle, covering the blue; the red and white stripes will line up (H). Pin in place. Repeat along length of fabric. Remember to spray with starch and iron the folds as you go.
  4. Sew along the top using a straight stitch. Remove pins, and flip fabric

Great Links:
Mack - Mark Miner Military Blog

It was the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag,
who served under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Written by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
All Gave Some - Some Gave All


Cheryl Joy said...


Love those guys. :)

Marci said...

Ella was so excited to see a flag in our yard this morning when we went outside. I love that fence pattern too - so cute!

Kayley said...

thanks Frog and Mack!

Diane said...

Love the poem. Thanks for this nice post. Humble thanks to all who have served and are serving our country and protecting our precious freedoms.

stacey said...

We are so blessed. Thank you Veterans!

Dottie said...

Bless them all!

calicocat said...

Amen again!

sewpink said...

Thanks to all of our military. We love you.

kelley said...

Brought tears to my eyes..thanks for a wonderful tribute to our men and women who defend our freedom and liberty. A special thanks to those two good looking men on your post.

wendy said...

Thanks indeed. Up here it is called Remembrance Day and everyone wears a red poppy pinned to their shirt/coat.
I remember in elementary school learning the poem
Between the poppies row by row

Your father was very handsome!! and your son equally so. You must be proud indeed.

the last part by O'Brien--------made me cry. HOW can people be so irreverant as to burn the flag??

thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, makes my day

Emma said...