Monday, May 27, 2013


Grandfather:  Philip Webster Martin

Enlisted in the Army Air Corp (before Air Force) after turning 30 years old...because the war needed him!  My Hero!
My Father:  William Edgar Elliott

Faithfully served for 10 years in our US Navy

His health issues today and skin cancer are attributed to his years out to sea
witnessing ocean-water/bomb testing and long hours in the sun!  My Hero!
My Brother:  William Philip Elliott

Faithfully served in the US Marines both stateside and overseas!  More than proud
of my only brother!  During his service he saw a friend lose both his legs in a Philippines training accident...and more than I can share.  My Hero!
My Son:  Brandon Kent Nelson

Faithfully served three years in the US Air Force.  Stationed stateside as a computer programmer in Omaha.  His military service and training helped change the course of his life!  My Hero!
My Son-in-Love:  Michael James Weigel

Faithfully served in the US Army during war time, both in Iraq and
Afghanistan.  He's seen it all...and barely escaped with his life.  My Hero!

Today we are honoring the men and women (my Aunt Ethel Elliott Wiser/un-pictured, also served as a Naval Wac in WWII) during both war time and peace.

Thank you for your bravery, service,commitment to our country and for risking your lives for us all.

Each of you have ensured our freedom and the freedom of our nation!

Love You Most...



Connie said...

My sweetheart/hubby of 52 years is out doing the Buddy Poppy thing today. He does it every single Veterans Day and Memorial Day for our heroes. He's a retired Marine so give your brother a kiss from this retired Marine's wife. Smmoooooches for the brave men who protect me and mine!!!!

I was just diagnosed with skin cancer! All those years sunning at the pool and years in Mexico on the beach. Stay outta th' sun, sugar!

Carolyn said...

Hi Sweet Rebecca,
I still peek in now and then ...and ALWAYS enjoy your posts!!

I wanted to let you know my own latest info as I always felt a kindred spirit with you. My daughter created a blog at

Love you sweet friend!
Carolyn @ cottage sunshine

Unknown said...

Thank you to all those in your family who have served. Thank you also to the many others who have served stateside and worldwide. All of you have given so much for the rest of us!

Terra said...

Now that I have read this post I must tell you that these men are my heroes too. Thanks for sharing their names and photos, heroes all!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Your Grandfather and Aunt Ethel are true Memorial Day Heroes indeed! You have quite a line of family members that can be honored on Veterans Day also.
May especially the young generation never forget how their Freedom came about!
Hugs to you,

Marilyn said...

All great American heroes! I am thankful for the freedoms we enjoy because of their dedication. With thanks,♥♫

Maryellen said...

What a proud heritage you have.
Thank your family for their service.
I don't take it forgranted.
Freedom is not free.

{oc cottage} said...

what an awesome family!!! our country owes you so much! thank you all!!!

m ^..^

Bohemian said...

Rebecca what a Wonderful Heartfelt Tribute to several Generations of Family Heros that you should be very Proud of! I so Enjoyed this Post, Thank You for Sharing... and what a Handsome bunch they are as well! Our Family also has several Generations who Served and I too am so very Proud of them all! And we fondly Remember and pay Homage to those Family and Friends who Served and paid the ultimate Price on this Memorial Day... and continue to keep their extended Families in our Prayers.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Deanna said...

Rebecca, You have much to be proud of with Family that has served in our armed forces. It is people just like them that have made us proud of their service and so thankful that they did.

Because of them, we are safer.

God bless,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful post and a beautiful family. I salute each of them right along with you.



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