Honoring Our Veterans

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*** PLEASE NOTE: I don't have any photos of my precious father in his military uniform posted because I entrusted them to a member on this site as they were going to enlarge them for my Dads shadow box of which his flag and medals etc are in. Sadly, the photos were never returned to me. PLEASE !!! Don't make the same mistake I made. ***

What is a Veteran ?

A "Veteran" - whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve- is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to " The United States of America" for an amount of "up to, and including his/her life." That is honor. And there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact.

My Dad was only in the Air Force for a couple of years and was in Korea and was honorably discharged as a A2C but does that make him any less of a soldier then someone who retired as a General ? I believe w/all my heart that regardless of what their rank is/was folks, they still served our country, and the rank is something they earned. I personally decided what was going to be on my parent's stone at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis and I put my Dads rank and the branch he served in etc. Granted-he was never addressed as A2C Shellhamer after he was discharged from the Air Force, but his discharge paperwork clearly stated what rank he achieved while serving our country. Each and every man and woman who wore a military uniform deserves our respect and gratitude and as long as there is still breath in me, I will continue to honor them !!!

***PLEASE don't ask me to change the way I have the plot information on memorials that either I have created or memorials that have been transferred to me. I personally feel it looks neater the way I have it and prefer it to stay that way :)***

***PLEASE don't ask me to remove the rank I have listed in front of the name on a military members memorial. They earned that rank and what the family decides to have on their family members stone is what I will put on their memorial.***

***NAMES / MILITARY DESIGNATIONS: While some people adamantly refuse to add it, I WILL honor their service and rank. A veteran who has served honorably in a time of war may bear the title of the highest grade held during that war. This right is conferred by Congress in law by 10 US Code 772 Section .***
Borrowed from JoAnn HAGANS Harris #46479896 :)

Feel free to ask for a transfer as I will gladly transfer memorials to those who ask regardless of the relationship to the person for whom the memorial was created for :) All I ask in return is a simple "Thank-You".

*Only someone without a conscience can steal something from the living pertaining to the dead(military photo's, medals, ribbons etc)and still look at themselves in the mirror everyday. Pretending the past didn't happen won't erase it*

"R" : *To thine own self be true* I haven't forgotten!!!

The truth doesn't cost you anything,
But a lie could cost you everything.

Telling a lie is like seeing a ghost - it can come back to haunt you.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"Love the People God gave you, because he's going to need them back someday!"

"Be a reflection of what you'd like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. If you want respect give respect. What you give out will return to you." – Author Unknown

10 September,2017
Upon my death I authorize any of my memorials to be transferred to any FAG contributor as they are requested.

*** PLEASE NOTE: I don't have any photos of my precious father in his military uniform posted because I entrusted them to a member on this site as they were going to enlarge them for my Dads shadow box of which his flag and medals etc are in. Sadly, the photos were never returned to me. PLEASE !!! Don't make the same mistake I made. ***

What is a Veteran ?

A "Veteran" - whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve- is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to " The United States of America" for an amount of "up to, and including his/her life." That is honor. And there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact.

My Dad was only in the Air Force for a couple of years and was in Korea and was honorably discharged as a A2C but does that make him any less of a soldier then someone who retired as a General ? I believe w/all my heart that regardless of what their rank is/was folks, they still served our country, and the rank is something they earned. I personally decided what was going to be on my parent's stone at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis and I put my Dads rank and the branch he served in etc. Granted-he was never addressed as A2C Shellhamer after he was discharged from the Air Force, but his discharge paperwork clearly stated what rank he achieved while serving our country. Each and every man and woman who wore a military uniform deserves our respect and gratitude and as long as there is still breath in me, I will continue to honor them !!!

***PLEASE don't ask me to change the way I have the plot information on memorials that either I have created or memorials that have been transferred to me. I personally feel it looks neater the way I have it and prefer it to stay that way :)***

***PLEASE don't ask me to remove the rank I have listed in front of the name on a military members memorial. They earned that rank and what the family decides to have on their family members stone is what I will put on their memorial.***

***NAMES / MILITARY DESIGNATIONS: While some people adamantly refuse to add it, I WILL honor their service and rank. A veteran who has served honorably in a time of war may bear the title of the highest grade held during that war. This right is conferred by Congress in law by 10 US Code 772 Section .***
Borrowed from JoAnn HAGANS Harris #46479896 :)

Feel free to ask for a transfer as I will gladly transfer memorials to those who ask regardless of the relationship to the person for whom the memorial was created for :) All I ask in return is a simple "Thank-You".

*Only someone without a conscience can steal something from the living pertaining to the dead(military photo's, medals, ribbons etc)and still look at themselves in the mirror everyday. Pretending the past didn't happen won't erase it*

"R" : *To thine own self be true* I haven't forgotten!!!

The truth doesn't cost you anything,
But a lie could cost you everything.

Telling a lie is like seeing a ghost - it can come back to haunt you.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"Love the People God gave you, because he's going to need them back someday!"

"Be a reflection of what you'd like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. If you want respect give respect. What you give out will return to you." – Author Unknown

10 September,2017
Upon my death I authorize any of my memorials to be transferred to any FAG contributor as they are requested.

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