Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day Remembrance

Anthony Diblasi, US Veteran served in WWII and Korea.
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Today I remember him and all US soldiers past and present who honor our country with their service. Thank you!

My dad was a handsome fellow, played football in high school and was known by the girls as "he of the wavy hair."

His bravery surfaced early.. while out on a date, he was held up at gunpoint, but managed to wrestle the robber down and hold him until police arrived.

He was married to my mom for 49 years, and had two children. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, going out to eat, Christmas, flowers and birds, and could be found just about any day out puttering in his yard.

Today we honor all veterans, living and dead, for their service and sacrifice.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Beautiful Remembrance. It makes me teary. Kathy Awbrey

niftyknits said...

Thank you for sharing. 49 years wed - wow.

Originals by Lauren said...

Wonderful tribute to your dad, he sounds like quite a guy!

Waterrose said...

What a handsome guy! A wonderful way to honor our veterans...and keep them in our memory!

Midnightcoiler said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments.

Kim said...

beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Stitch Machine said...

I feel honored to hear about your dad and his service. Thanks for sharing, we are all in debt to him and all who have served.

Midnightcoiler said...

Thanks guys!

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

Lovely post, Lynn.

Coastal Art Glass said...

Lynn,
Thanks for sharing your tribute to your Dad it was so heartfelt. A wonderful way to remember our veterens.

Sarah Hoffman said...

Yes Lynn ..thank you for sharing such a lovely tribute...it gives remembrance to what our country really stands for.