Honoring those who serve and protect our country should be something that every solider should be entitled to. Whether it means coming back home after being deployed to a local hometown parade, to discounts at a variety of stores/services, and/or a guaranteed job. Unfortunately not all military warriors make it back home to us before passing away. In the latter scenario, funeral services should always provide the family with affordable options on how to properly lay them to rest one final time.
Before or after the funeral services (based upon grieving time periods and due respect), family member(s)/significant spouse’s are able to fill out the Veterans Administration forms for benefits and military honors.
For individuals or families that choose to have veterans cremation as an option should be able to have that request fulfilled to the utmost ability, and respect. Most funeral homes posses the power to hold graveside services at the local veterans cemetery (depending upon location). In addition to specific traditional veteran funerals, it is best for the family to inquire about any other options that are available. If an insurance policy and/or military benefits fail to fully cover all of the expenses of a memorial, financing options may be pre-existing routes to take.
Well I had the day off yesterday, Michelle was at school and I decided to get started with the projects for the house that I wrote about earlier. I got the wallpaper put up in the living room. Man did it make a huge difference too. It looks great if I do say so myself. It’s got peach and pink colored flowers in it and it’s not a large print either. The background of it is sort of a creamy beige color. The leaves and vines in it are several shades of sort of a mossy green. It’s really pretty. I’m thinking of going with the mossy green in the leaves for the bottom under the chair railing. I think that would look real good.
I also went ahead and put up the ceiling fan myself. It wasn’t that hard to get up there. The whole living room looks so different. You should have seen Michelle’s eyes when she came home. She said ‘Mommy the living room looks so pretty. It was too cute. Hey, this is the ceiling fan I got. It goes great with the wallpaper.
I’m back to fixing up the house a bit here and there. I went to Lowe’s yesterday and found a bunch of wallpaper, ceramic tile, and even a few discontinued ceiling fans all marked down really low. Guess what? I bought wallpaper for my kitchen and living room, a ceiling fan that already has the light on it for my living room and even got some ceramic tile for my bathroom. It’s all going to look great when I get it done. Grandma said my uncle has laid ceramic tile and would come help me do it myself. He’ll help put up the ceiling fan too. I can do it but why not let him do it, if you know what I mean.
In my living room there is chair railing and I’m going to put the wallpaper on the top and get some paint to go with it to paint the bottom part. I don’t know why I didn’t think to get it when I was there. I could have had them match it perfectly right then. Oh well, I’ll put the wallpaper up and then decide which color from it I want for the bottom. I’ll be sure and keep a large enough to piece to take back up there for them to match the color I want. It’s really cool how they do that. It’s technology wonderful!! Sure makes it easy to make a perfect match instead of just trying to find one of those paint cards to match it.
Sometimes I just have to laugh about how people can use the same word and mean two different things. For example, I was visiting my friends Mark and Sandra yesterday. Mark was talking about wanting to buy a numark mixer pro and Sandra thought he was talking about a mixer for the kitchen and she was very upset because she wanted a Cuisinart food processor! They got into a heated discussion for a few minutes before they realized that they were talking about two different types of products!
I find it hard to believe it has been 14 years since our whole country was in shock at what we were watching on our television sets. Has it really been that long? It doesn’t seem like it at all to me. It seems like yesterday as those images are forever burned into my memory as I’m sure it is with most of America.
Well here’s to all of those that lost their lives through a meaningless act of violence. Here’s to those that survived. Here’s to all the heroes that perished and those that survived. Here’s to the families left behind and the children born after the tragedy that will never know their fathers. Here’s to our country and hopes that no one, not even anyone in another country has to sit in horror as evil attacks for no reason. God bless us all.