Friday, November 11, 2011

A Veteran's Day Tribute...

Flat Max ready to honor Sgt Michael D. Sweeney II
Today is Veteran's Day and what better way to spend it than honoring a veteran that I know. Flat Max just went on a trip with Toni and Mike to see their son  Sgt. Michael D. Sweeney II retire after 20 years in the US Army.
Here are the wonderful pictures of Flat Max and Michael at the retirement festivities.

Here I am with my friend Michael.  I love his uniform.

From the Sweeney family, three generations have now retired from military service.

They are:

MSgt Alvin D Sweeney,  US Air Force, retired  (1963 I think, I’ll ask for sure) (originally joined the Army, but when the Air Force came into being, transferred to that branch.)  

MSgt Michael D Sweeney, US Air Force, retired 1995

Sgt Michael D Sweeney II, US Army, retired (11/14/11 officially) 

Here we are by the sign telling about his area.

Here we are in a picture with Michael in his other army clothes.

Oh...Oh... look where I am.  Hope they don't forget me and leave me in this wreath.

Isn't this a wonderful picture of Michael with his father, Mike.

.... You know how I love quilts.... well, here is a pic of Sgt Michael D Sweeney II and his mother Vickie Lilly who made this quilt for him as  a tribute to his 20 years in the US Army. It is so beautiful that I might hesitate to sit on it. Beautiful !!!

 To Michael... I want to say, "Thank you so much for sharing your day with Flat Max... and... Thanks for your years of service. We are all very proud of you..."

Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

So, Michael.... Thanks for your service. We are very proud of you.



Sparkle said...

Purrs for our veterans today! I featured a couple on my blog too... only I have never met them!

zool said...

whoa.. dunno that your country celebrate veteran day.. good day for veteran people

Simba said...

Thanks to all the vetrans and especially to this family.

What a beautiful quilt!!!

The Island Cats said...

Thank you Sweeney family for all you have done for us and our country! Our veterans are true heroes!

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's a terrific tribute and thank-you post, Max.

We, too, are thanking and honouring All Beings who have served and who currently serve. Purrs to all.

Random Felines said...

THANK YOU Michael and your family for all you have done....

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are also thanking all the men and women who have served to give us all peace.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mr. Pip said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate and honor the men and women of our armed forces. Great job, Flat Max!

Your pal, Pip

Brian said...

Such a wonderful, wonderful tribute! Thanks to all veterans everywhere. We love you each and every day!

Madi and Mom said...

Max, Bugsy, Knuckles, Ms. Lou
what a most wonderful tribute to your friend Michael. Mom and I would like to say thank you to him and all who served before him and all who are currently serving.
THE QUILT is gorgeous!!
Hugs Madi and Mom


A huge thank you to Max and his family. How lucky that you got to join him on his special day.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Ginger Jasper said...

A very beautiful post. we will remember them.. Hugs GJ xx

HoundDogMom said...

Wonderful post and thanks to everyone for their contributions to our country. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you, Michael for your service to our country. And thank you to ALL those who have served, and those who still do.

Maggie Mae said...

Great post!
Happy Veteran's Day to all of da men and women who have served our country!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

CaroSCAT said...

Flat Max sure gets around. Yes we must remember all veterans who are willing to give their all for their country and for liberty x

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful post and tribute to your special veteran!

Jacqueline said...

Blessings and thanks to all the brave men and women who have served our country, especially the wonderful Sweeney family...Good luck to Michael; we hope he enjoys a great retirement!...Happy weekend, precious friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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