Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Way Back When-esday: American Pride

"Uncle Matt"

The Duckett Family (Mrs. Duckett, Matt, Amy, John, and Emily)
November 11, 2005

These way back when photos are perfect for today. These are not immediate family but some of our closest friends. Dakota calls Matt, Uncle Matt. Matt is my husband's best friend. They have known each other since they were little. Jed and Matt grew up together, went to school together, graduated together...and are still close friends.

These pictures were taken on Veteran's Day 2005. Matt played Taps that year in honor of his dad, Paul Duckett. Mr. Paul Duckett was the music director at our church and always took his trumpet and played the taps for our City's Veteran's Day Ceremony. In September of this same year, Paul Duckett went home to be with the Lord. It was such an emotional time for us all...but I imagine even more so for Matt. But he stood tall and honored his dad by honoring the Veterans and playing Taps that year.

Each Veterans day since, I can't but think of Paul Duckett on this special day.
Thanks to all those who have served our country and are currently serving our country.

And I’m proud to be and American,
where at least I know I’m free.

And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

~God Bless The USA~

by Lee Greenwood


monica said...

Great wya back picture. Great for today in honor of the ones serving in our military. Love that song by Lee Greenwood.

Annie said...

Definitely is memorable day.

Great picture.

Cheryl Lage said...

Amen. What a beautiful post on a poignant day.

Thanks so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday so wonderfully.

chellekay said...

wonderful post!