Friday, December 3, 2010

Disabled American Veteran Reflections

Dad is a disabled American veteran - he was a Prisoner of War in WWII.
He qualifies for a disabled parking permit ... but can no longer drive.

Dad was at the doctor's office and, as I waited outside, I was nearly brought to tears by the reflection I saw in the car's window ... the American flag ... the disabled parking permit ...

Yeah, Veterans Day is over. But the war these men and women fight is ongoing.
Each and every day - for the rest of their lives.

It is my honor to take my dad wherever he needs to go.
He has earned it.

To see reflections from around the world, please visit James at Newtown Area Photo - and join us for Weekend Reflections!


  1. A beautiful and very moving post! We all owe them so very much! And what a perfect reflection for the day! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Clytie!


  2. So true, Clytie! Your photo is touching reminder what sacrifices some people have made!
    Also, the drops of water adds to this whole subject...

  3. Beautiful reflection. And moving words.

  4. Your reflection is not only beautyful. It's also a wonderful tribute to your father and men like him. Very moving post!

  5. We all should honnor our war heroes : without them, at what point of inhuman evolution would be our poor world ?!

    This picture is a great tribute to your dad, and to all the soldiers we do send in our economical or political wars.

    Thanks from France

  6. Clytie, my heart is totally melted. God bless you all. I had to come back and "edit" because my word verification was "curreagus" which certainly describes our courageous veterans and their families!

  7. A very moving post, Clytie. Thanks to your father for serving in the Second World War - we can never repay him. And bless you for helping him.

  8. Clytie, what a heartfelt and poignant post, and I thought the photo alone was brilliant even before I read it.

  9. That photo is powerful. It fills my eyes. Ah, you are right--they go on fighting. What bravery.