Friday, November 12, 2010


It was a beautiful day for The Veterans Day Parade. People came out in droves to enjoy it. My husbands boss kicked him out of the office to go, as he is the only Veteran. We were also treated to lunch. It was a nice honor and surprise. This very much a military community, and watching the marching soldiers brought tears to my eyes. Thank you to all the Veterans and their families everywhere, for your sacrifices, duty, and love of our country.

I am also embarrassed that our US Army soldier makes only 22 thousand a year.
Average American makes around 50
Average congressman makes around 75
Average federal employee makes around 174
Congress should also go to VA medical centers....and definitely not make more than our front line servicemen.


Barbara Jean said...

How nice to get up to a note from you!!

Yes, we did 'get away'. a time share 2 hours from here, and lots of cute shops. Will have pics soon.

Off for my walk.

hugs and smiles and blessings


Donna said...

I agree that it is shameful what we pay our service men and women! And representatives should make no more than what our service folks make!

Fågel Blå said...

Hello my dearest blogfriend!
thamks for your comments on my blog!
I be so happy!!!!!
Have a nice Sunday!

Paula said...

Hello dear sweet Marcie,

What a wonderful post and tribute to our Veterans! The photos are beautiful and I am so glad your husband was told to leave work and enjoy the parade, and that you both were treated to lunch! I thank the Veterans and their families too, for their sacrifices, duty and love of our country! Beautifully expressed dear Marcie!

I agree our servicemen should make as much money as the other government employees do!!!

Have a beautiful Sunday! Love you, Paula

Coleen said...

great pictures Marcie...ofcourse I am partial to the motorcycles....
Heart Hugs,

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

What a lovely post. Thank your husband for his service. I agree, the men and women who do the dirty work should be put on a higher pedestal and paid considerably more for what they do for us all.


Marydon said...

I love those Glenn Beck lessons on 'issues in our country we'd never know otherwise'. It is sinful the way our military personnel are treated in so many ways, pay included.

To boot our $174,000 elected US government employees get PERKS that take them close to $500,000 a year each.

So glad you had a lovely boss who recognized your husband & treated him so beautifully.

Have a great week!
TFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

What a great post, America should be ashamed. Thanks for speaking up.
Also, thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Pat

Rebecca said...

Hi Marcie!
So glad you got to enjoy the day and give your husband a big hug from me!
God Bless America and our persons in service

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Marcie....dear one thank you for dropping by and "getting my buns in gear" to stop in and post on my friends blogs too.

I say AMEN to that too about the pay of the general population of the granddaughter has been to Iraq and came back safely...THANK GOD..and she is very underpaid as well...she has been in the military for over seven years now.
Tell your husband THANKS for us.

Also another VERY undpaid community are most of our teachers. Especially our Special Education teachers...of which my daughter is one...NO one works harder in her school to make sure "her kids" get the lessons they need to be able to cope.... in their adult lives.
She spends so many after hours in her classroom just getting it ready for the next day, etc....I told her she should have a FOLD UP bed installed.

GOD BLESSED the last midterm election.
(As the current administration has screwed it up SO VERY BADLY )
I hope our new congressmen can help get it out of the DEEP hole we are in.


Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your husband honoring him and the other veterans of our country. They all deserve a standing ovation... and much more!!

The Tin Rabbit said...

I love a parade and there is none better than to honor our Veterans...I totally agree with you...more should be done for them! My dad is a Veteran and I see so much more that he needs! What a great boss, not many like that! Thank your husband for us! Love & Hugs, Ann

Charlene said...

AMEN SISTER!!!!!!!!!