Today, here in America we celebrate our Veterans. The men and women that have served in our armed forces. Without their dedication and sacrifice…some the ultimate sacrifice…we would not have the freedoms we still enjoy.

While I have no memory of family serving in actual battle, my husband’s paternal grandfather served in World War I. His Uncle Cal served in the Vietnam War for multiple tours. During my years working in rest homes, I had the privilege to speak with many war survivors. I was always amazed at the stories they told, the experiences they had.

And I was extremely thankful for them serving their country.

Today we remember all of you, and we thank you for your service.

My family…

My maternal grandfather, Daryl McMillen, United States Navy

My father, Larry Johnson, United States Air Force

My husband, George Dykeman, United States Air Force

My brother, Todd Johnson, United States Navy

My husband’s family…

His paternal grandfather, George Dykeman, United States Army

His father, Robert Dykeman, United States Marine Corps

His uncle, Calvin Dykeman, United States Air Force

His uncle, Albert Dykeman, United States Air Force

His brother, Ron Davis, United States Marine Corps

His brother, James Dykeman, United States Marine Corps

My husband has another uncle, Tom Dykeman that may have been in the service as well. If family reads this post, please be sure to correct me and post the branch.

Please be sure to show your thankfulness and support for all our Veterans today. Display your flag correctly and with respect. Attend services for these Veterans if available in your community.

And always…remember their dedication and sacrifice to the United States of America.

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