Thursday, July 3, 2008

Independence Day Greetings

Hello, everyone!

We'd like to wish you a happy Fourth of July, wherever you may be, and however you may be celebrating.

A special thanks to our veterans and the servicemen who are in active duty at this time, fighting our nation's freedom, as well.

My father, Louis Jonas in the U.S. Army

My father-in-law, David H. Graham in Vietnam

My brother-in-law, Jared Graham in Afghanistan

“Every man gives his life for what he believes; every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometime people believe in little or nothing, and yet they give their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it and then it’s gone. But to surrender what you are and live without belief is more terrible than dying, even more terrible than dying young.’’

~Joan of Arc


  1. Dear Marqueta,

    Thank you for sharing the quote and the pictures of your loved ones that have served and are serving our country to protect our freedom.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Independence Day!


  2. Marq,
    I think these are the first photos I have ever seen of your Dad. He reminds me of Jody (very handsome!) I hold my freedom a little more dearly each time I learn of a soldier related to someone I know. I pray for them and their families.



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