Posted in journal prompts, memoir, Veterans

Gratitude Post 11: Honor

Dad-portrait 2

    I am grateful for honor.

On Veteran’s Day I am grateful for the honor to acknowledge the men and women who serve our country.  My father (left) was in the Army.

Mother’s first husband and her beloved high school sweetheart did not survive. Photo and announcement below. He was killed in Belgium when his hospital got hit.

karl with cue stickNOTICE of Carl's death 2

The concept of honor is about distinction, service, dignity, prestige, cachet and so forth. A superior status or even a dignified stance is implied synonymously with the word “honor.” Honor implies integrity and has cultural value. Is the concept of honor relative to one’s background and geographic location only?

One of the most incredible stories and one that means much to people of the Southwest is the Navajo Code Talkers. If you don’t know their story, please take some time to honor them!

The famous statue of US soldiers on Iwo Jima featured Native American, Ira Hayes.

Personally I am a pacifist, but that is a topic for another time. Thank you, veterans!

Journal prompt: What does honor mean to you personally? How do you experience the concept of honor in your own life?

Copyright © 2013  by Susan E. Rowland


I made it this far and plan to keep going. I believe nature heals the soul. I love to journal, to write, do art, and music. I'm not afraid to tackle tough subjects. Solar-powered & drive hybrid. Trying to do my part. Earned my BA at 53. And, I believe, it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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