Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Today is the day we honor all of the men and women who have selflessly served this great nation of ours!

I am proud and blessed to come from a family full of veterans:

Larry Niswonger, Army (grandpa)
Stan Niswonger, Army (great uncle)
Tom Niswonger, Army (uncle)
Paul Niswonger, Marine Corp. (uncle)
Martin Niswonger, Air Force (uncle)
Joe Niswonger, Air Force (dad)
Tony Niswonger, Air Force (brother)
Mike Niswonger, Air Force (brother)
Rachel Niswonger, Air Force (sister in law)
Martin Niswonger, Jr., Navy (cousin)
Kyle Smith, Army (husband)

My whole life I have been taught to thank and give respect to those who have served. Now that I live this military life it is even more important to me to honor these amazing Veterans.

On Thursday, I had the honor of attending the Fort Bliss Veterans Day ceremony and it was amazing. Between the moment of silence, the playing of taps and watching a soldier receive the Silver Star for his actions overseas was outstanding.

Thank you all those who have served and continue to serve. Our country honors you and your families for the sacrifices that you have made and continue to make.

Happy Veterans Day!




28 comments:

  1. Happy Veterans Day! And wow, your family does have a long military history!

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    1. :) Yes, we certainly love the military.

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  2. That's a long list! Thank all of them and Kyle for serving :)

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  3. Awe, that sounds wonderful. I would have been a crying fool! Happy Veterans Day!

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  4. Happy Veterans Day girl and thanks to your hubby and other family members!

    I remember you were one of the first milspouse blogs that I followed :-)

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  5. Wow! So special that you come from such a long line of family members who have served.

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  6. Taps gets me every time. I've come over to say Happy Veterans Day to you and your husband. :)

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  7. I got chill bumps from just reading about your experience at the Veterans Day ceremony! I can't imagine what you must have been feeling. And thanks to Kyle for serving.

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  8. Thank you to all of the members of your family! And to all of the Veterans!

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  9. Happy veterans day to all those you mentioned. I'm so thankful America has families like yours!

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  10. Happy Veterans Day to all your loved ones!! I didn't know your dad was in the AF and now married to a soldier! :)

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    1. :) My Dad served before I was born, still so proud of him. :)

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  11. Wow nicely written! Looks like all you have known is military life. You are a pretty strong one as well having SO many people close to you serving our Country. That's awesome that so many members of your family have served. Happy Veteran's Day to all of them!

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  12. Happy Veterans Day to so many members of your family! And thank you for your support o our military! You're wonderful!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  13. Happy Veterans day! And thank YOU for what you do for our country as well. Military spouses are increadibly needed too!

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  14. Wow!! Thank you to your husband, and your family!!

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  15. Hey Jen! I know you don't directly serve our nation but your husband does. Thank you and your husband for serving our country and keeping our freedoms intact. Thank you to your family members too. Sorry for being missing for so long! I'm getting caught up on your blog. :) Esther Norine Designs

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  16. Happy Veteran's Day, Jen! I had no idea how many people in your family were (former) military!

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  17. Happy Veterans Day to your husband and all of your family members. And thank you for what you do to support the troops!

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  18. Wow! What a list of people to be proud of! Thank you to all of your veteran family and to your husband too!!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  19. Happy Veteran's Day!! ps: love that pic of you and the hubby getting ready to cross the finish line (from a few posts down :)

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  20. Happy Veteran's Day! I can't thank you, your husband, and family enough for what you do! You are all brave and strong! xoxo

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    1. You are so sweet, Courtney! Thank you!

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  21. Hope you had a good veteran's day with you Army husband. I had to work but still had a good day. Went to Applebees after work with husband and a coworker that's a former Marine, along with our daughter who was in Navy for 2 weeks then got hurt. Thanks for all Kyle does for his soldiers in the Army. Much appreciated. Thanks to you as well, Jen, for being FRG leader. Not an easy job. I have military in my family as well! Hugs!

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  22. That is such an honor to come from a long line of Veterans in your family :) I just have a cousin and my husband who was in for 13 years.

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  23. What a blessing to know so many service members! I hope you and Kyle had a great day!

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  24. Happy Belated Veteran's Day! You most certainly have a Military family to be proud of!

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