* HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY ~~ A Photo HONOR To Our Military & Vets As They INSPIRE US!! *

As we CELEBRATE and HONOR all our Veterans, those lost, and all those who serve and have served our country, I want to say THANK YOU for your Brave and Passionate service in giving us ALL THE FREEDOMS all AMERICANS enjoy today.
God Bless you ALL………Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

*Photos that will inspire you to thank military families today*

Five-month-old Ayanna waits to meet her Marine father for the first time on Sept. 14, 2012 - © Marine Corps Base Hawaii via Facebook

Sailor Richard Gonzales gets a welcome home kiss from his dog, Glitch, on Aug. 31, 2007 (© Larry Steagall/The Kitsap Sun/AP)

And this little doggie reminds us that our PETS, family members MISS their Heroes too!

Family greeting a returning soldier with a sign playing off 'Call Me Maybe' - MilitaryAvenue.com via Pinterest

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills navigates a ramp with wife Kelsey on Oct. 4, 2012 (© Carlos Osorio/AP)

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills plays with his daughter Chloe on Oct. 4, 2012 (© Carlos Osorio/AP)

 ..A Daughter who, who clearly adores her father!

1st Lt. Keith Wolowodiuk greets his 5-month-old baby girl Kaitlyn with wife Adrienne on March 6, 2008 (© David McNew/Getty Images)

 This little guy wants to be JUST LIKE DADDY!….

Katherine Cathey is guarded next to the casket of her husband's remains the day before he was laid to rest (© Todd Heisler/Rocky Mountain News/AP)

 Bless this wife’s heart, she spent the night by her husband’s casket the day before he was buried….

Army Staff Sgt. Brian Eisch hugs his sons before returning to duty in Afghanistan in 2010 (© Marcus Yam/The New York Times)

 These kids saying Goodbye……

Dalan Wells kisses his partner Sgt. Brandon Morgan on Feb. 22, 2012 (© David Lewis/AP)

 And this wonderful couple saying HELLO,…….

Janet Allegra hugs her son Spc. John Allegra IV in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Aug. 25, 2010 (© Jessica Hill/AP)

 A Mother Welcoming her son home….

Camo quilts made by the Camo Quilt Project - Courtesy of Bristol-Warren.Patch.com

 And this mom (not pictured) who sent 52 camo quilts to her son’s deployment group.

Girl holding a sign for her returning father - © Lauren Nygard Photography via A Military Story

 This little girl who couldn’t smile bigger if she tried.

Brian & Nicole embracing at Camp Pendleton - © Adele Moore/Adelezcoeur Imagery via A Military Story

 This woman who makes us grateful for the sacrifice of military families everywhere.

Gunnery Sgt. Flora Burboa sends greetings to her family in Fallbrook, Calif., for Mother's Day - © Military News Network

 Maybe this enlisted mom said it best. Thanks, military families
Puppy kissing a soldier (downlo via Tumblr)
Soldier holding a kitten (hayleyfreakinrules via Tumblr)
Soldier feeding a kitten (via Imgur)
Before & after photos of PFC Donny Eslinger with his dog Smoke found in Afghanistan (TheVallelator via Reddit)