Grizzly Gazette

Veterans Day Edition, November 11th, 2021

Thank You Veterans!!

Today we pause to honor the men and women serving in our armed forces, past, present and future. The sacrifices our service members make are difficult to fathom at times. From being away from loved ones for long periods of time, to losing friends, and the ultimate sacrifice, giving one's own life. How blessed we are to have individuals willing do this for the sake of our country.

And though today is Veterans Day, I think we should keep our service men and women close to our hearts everyday. To me, Veterans Day isn't simply a "day off" from work, it is a "day of." A day of reflecting, a day of thanksgiving, a day of remembering the families of our service members, a day to admire the courage of our wonderful veterans. Take care.


CES Veterans Day Program

Please click on the link below to watch Cedarhome's "Virtual Veterans Day Program" produced by our wonderful music teacher, Mrs. McKagan, and some of our fantastic students of CES. We hope you enjoy the program.

Photographer's Mission

Jeffrey Rease of Alabama is on a mission to photograph as many of the remaining 329,000 WWII veterans still living. Sixteen million men and women served in WWII. Two-hundred and sixty-nine pass away each day. Rease said he isn't the only one taking such portraits, he just wants others to get to know these men and women and their stories. The men and women he has photographed so far have been between the ages 99 and 104. Rease said some of the stories that have been passed along to him, the soldiers haven't even shared with families members. He is thankful for what he has been able learn about the 100 veterans his has photographed so far.

Pictured to the left is Rease's first photographed veteran, ninety-nine year old Carl Cooper. Mr. Cooper served in the Marine Corps for 38 years and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. Mr. Cooper passed away in August of this year at the age of 101.

Google Jeff Rease to learn more about his project. It's a great story.