We Honor Our Veterans

Thank you Veterans for all you have done to protect and serve our nation.  You are not forgotten!  Our family is forever grateful to you for your service.

Many of my friends and family have served and many more I will never know have sacrificed for the United States of America.  In honor of our nation's veterans and active duty military I have made this card to be sent to a hero through Operation Write Home.

My plan when I made this card this morning was to use the thank you sentiment from Perfectly Penned and some stars.  I remembered the Hero Arts stamp set I bought had stars in it, so I went looking for it.   I pulled it out and saw this sentiment, "I thank my lucky stars for you!", and I knew it would be perfect on my card!

Hopefully you were able to take some time this weekend or today to thank a veteran, but it doesn't have to be reserved for Veteran's Day weekend.  It's always a good time to let someone know we are grateful for what they have done for us.

Veteran who spoke at RMS assembly last Friday.  He is the grandfather to one of the students at RMS.  I could have listened to him all day.

My favorite part of the assembly each year.  The band plays a medley of each branch of the armed forces songs.  As each branch is played the veterans who served in that branch stand and everyone applauds them.  It bring tears to my ears and goosebumps to my arms every time.  This year my son is in 8th grade so he played the music.  Priceless moment for this proud mama.

Caught another veteran while photographing this wall.  Students colored medals and wrote names along with thanks to veterans they know.

Michael looking for the one he made for his grandpa.  <3
So precious.  I love that my son's schools take the time to teach the importance of honoring our nation's heroes.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Stamps: Year Round Sentiments (Hero Arts- a donation is made to OWH for each of these sets sold)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Misc: Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Deco Labels Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Stripes Embossing Folder

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Stripes Embossing Folder

Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Deco Label Framelits


desertskyquilts said...

It's official. I love your blog! This post just cemented that. I'm from a multi-generations military family, going back and back. I love what your son's school does. That is just awesome! How often I've talked to someone - a veteran like the one who spoke at your school, and felt that I, too, could listen all day. One of the Vietnam POWs was at our church recently - the longest held enlisted man - over 7000 days. He was amazing! The QOV was there and presented him with a quilt that night - a truly fabulous and beautiful quilt.

Heather North said...

Thank you. Veterans hold a very dear place in my heart, as you know. I would love to see the quilt presented at your church. Is it on your blog?