Monday, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

We would like to extend our gratitude and respect for all the men and women who have valiantly served in our military through the years.  Thank you for your patriotism, your willingness to serve, and the sacrifices you made for our country.

On Sunday evening here at Peace River, Mike Thomas did a short show for Veteran's Day.

 Normally , Mike entertainst us  with music, playing either the keyboard or his guitar and singing songs.  But tonight was a tribute to the men and woman of the armed forces..... a lesson in  history  and trivia to see how much of our American History we remembered.

The crowd was not real large, but the tribute spoke volumes.    Pictured are a few of  our friends:  Marie and Keith  (top left) and that's Mike Thomas next to them.  Bottom (left) is Rich and Joy.  Rich used to be a ranger here at the park, but his health no longer allows him to work, and next to them is Bill and Jan.  They'll be leaving the park soon, but I enjoyed playing Pokeno with Jan and the rest of the ladies each afternoon.   As each of the armed forces were recognized  with their "offical" songs, retired military standed and were applauded.........including our friend Keith - retired Navy.

The night was not without a little humor as we laughed at what we should have known - and listed to Abbot and Costello's " Who's on First"  But one of the best moments of the night was listening to that all familiar and well remembered speach from Red Skelton,.when he interpreted for everyone the Pledge of Allegience to Flag.  

The video is below............If you've never heard it - you will love it!

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