Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gothic Arches ... Patriotism




When I saw the challenge over at Gothic Arches this week was Patriotism I had to participate. My arch features my hubby because he is the most patriotic person I know. Although he was officially only on active duty 2 years he has 28 years in with the national guard. They are what is called weekend warriors and are suppose to be on duty one weekend a month and two weeks a year however my hubby was on duty much more than that. He was often called to do an extra two – six weeks several times a year and he would always go. Over the years he spent many weeks teaching the younger guys, fighting fires, shooting competition for his unit and he even went to the LA riots. Although he did not get to go to Irac his heart was there with his unit. About a month before they were to leave he blew his knee out while on duty and it required surgery. He was devastated when they would not let him go… so when I think of patriotism I think of my hubby :)

8 comments:

Kris Dickinson said...

Wonderful arch and wonderful story!

Altered Route said...

That must have been the Rodney King riot...'you' are much too young for the Watts riot...lol
What a nice tribute to hubby and good story!
Connie

KathrynAntyr said...

What a wonderful tribute to your husband. I enjoyed hearing his story about his dedication. What a man! Thank you.

joanne wardle said...

that's lovely and great that it's so personal

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What an awesom arch. And a wonderful, wonderful tribute to your hubby! So glad you participated!

Carolyn said...

Hats off to hubby for his dedication to his unit and his support to serve our country.

My hubby is also very patriotic and proud of the time he spent in the service.

Inka, your shrine is a wonderful piece. Congratulations to both of you.

Carolyn S

Patricia said...

What a lovely arch. You should be very proud of your husband. Thank you for sharing.

Vintage Papers said...

gorgeous arch and wonderful tribute! thank your hubby for his service!