Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day...

Katie.....
along with three other young students, won the Veteran's Day Essay Contest at her school.

Daddy and Mama....
attended the Veteran's Day Convocation where she read her essay to the whole assembly.

~Katie, the oldest student, waiting her turn~

~still waiting, but she saw Mom is taking pictures~

~Katie's Turn~
Here is her essay and we dedicate it as a family to all the veterans that have served our country throughout the years from 1776 to 2009. Especially my Grandfather Bernard F. Weber (U.S. Navy - WWII), my father-in-law Edwin P. Pfeiffer (U.S. Army, Vietnam) and my brother Jeremy D. Epperson (US Marines)
Dear Veterans,


Veterans are the reason this country was started. Many of our Presidents were veterans, like George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant and others. We should also be proud of the veterans that are here today.


Veterans are heroic, brave, strong, patriotic and protective. They want to help other countries that don't have the lifestyle and freedoms that we as American citizens enjoy. Veterans keep us safe, defend our rights, work every day nonstop to protect our country from visible and invisible threats. Thank you veterans for your unfailing and ceaseless hard work in keeping this great United States of America the "Land of the Free" and the "Home of the Brave".


Tonight, before you go to sleep, thank your lucky stars that there are soldiers protecting our land, cruising our waters and flying overhead to keep you safe while you sleep.


Sincerely,
Katie G. Pfeiffer


Thank YOU Veterans for serving our country, I know there are many proud families and especially proud Mama's out there for all the men and women serving our country. And I know that I know a portion of that pride, because this is one proud Mama. A Mama proud of her daughter for her ability to produce such a rousing and heartfelt piece of work proclaiming her pride in her country and it's defendants!

God Bless America!

31 comments:

  1. Nicely done. Your daughter did a beautiful job!

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  2. Great essay - congrats to Katie!

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  3. I am proud of your Katie! I still say, she could be our President one day!!!

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  4. Oh Vonna, you must be so proud of her. It's a wonderful essay.

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  5. Go Katie! Wonderful essay!
    Be proud Vonna, your daughter will go places, she's very smart. Who knows, maybe she will be our first women president. :)
    Donna

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  6. wonderful!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  7. Congrats to all of you and God Bless our Veterans and the men and women serving and protecting our Country today!

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  8. What a great essay and tribute to all veterans. Congrats to Katie and I know how proud you are feeling Vonna....hugs, Linda

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  9. Great essay Katie ... I love that she mentions cruising our waters (it seems that the Navy is often forgotten when people are talking about veterans). Thanks for sharing Vonna!

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  10. I know you and your hubby is so proud.I think it's so great that the kids are learning at this age how important our fighting men and woman are.

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  11. Great essay, Katie! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Katie, you make us all proud. Very well done!
    Thank you!

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  13. Good for Katie! I'm sure you're terribly proud, as you should be.

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  14. You make me proud Ms.Katie.

    Jacqueline Magee, United States Army (RET)

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  15. Oh, Katie did an awesome job!! Good for her and good job to you, mom (& dad) on raising her the way it is clear you are!

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  16. What a wonderful tribute to all Veterans, you have every reason to be very proud of her :)

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  17. Great Essay and congratulations to Katie and the other 3 young students!

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  18. Katie, that was a thoughtful and excellent essay. Congratulations to you! Keep on writing.
    Pat

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  19. That was such a wonderful tribute by an even more wonderful young lady! You should be very proud Vonna...what a delightful person you have raised!

    HAPPY STITCHIN'
    Terri

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  20. Go Katie! Well said!!

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  21. Way to go Katie!! Very well written!

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  22. Katie, you are a good author and speaker. Your speech has touched the hearts of so many people and will even reach those veterans that you talk about. Good for you! I look forward to other writings by you, too.
    Hugs,
    Miss Deborah

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  23. Woohoo!
    Way to go!! Kiddo!

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  24. Katie, that is so awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Katie, what a wonderful essay. Your parents have every right to be so proud of you.

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  26. Vonna how proud you must have been, what a wonderful essay Katie wrote. Thank you for sharing.

    Roberta

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  27. What a wonderful piece Katie wrote. Vonna, You have every right to proud of your daughter.

    Thank you Katie for putting into words what is in the hearts of many people.

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  28. Yay I can see your blog again!! What a beautiful essay. A clever girl to be proud of. xx

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  29. What a great essay Katie wrote! You are raising her well, Vonna!No wonder you are so proud of her!

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