Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Revlon Balsam Fir - Parfumerie - Scented Nail Polish Collection - Memorial Day Manicure

Happy (Belated) Memorial Day!!!

Today's post is another special one! I decided to honor a Veteran for my Memorial Day manicure. This veteran is someone that is very special to me and my family. Gary Douglas Brewer passed away November 13th of last year after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Gary was a veteran and an all around awesome guy! He was a highly decorated and could safely be labeled as one of the bravest men I've ever had the privilege of knowing. With (3) tours in Vietnam he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, (2) bronze stars (one with valor, which is awarded for acts of heroism) and two Purple Hearts. To say this man was a hero is an understatement. Details of Gary's heroic acts have been detailed in two books, The Battle of Saigon and 100 Miles of Bad Road (pictured below). I wanted to dedicate this manicure/post to him as a little token of my respect and appreciation. The inspiration for the nail art is the "symbol" or "insignia" for the Staff Sergeant ranking in the Army which was one of the titles Gary held. He ended up retiring as an Air Force Master Sergeant in 1993 after 26 1/2 years of service.

I want to take a minute and say THANK YOU to all veterans young and old, your sacrifices don't go unnoticed or unappreciated. I've always had great respect and honor for our veterans, after meeting my husband, who is a Marine Corp veteran, I learned so much about what our military men and women go through. This knowledge created a whole new level of respect within me.

Please make sure you take a minute out of your life once in a while, not only on Memorial Day or Veteran's Day and let a veteran around you know how much they are appreciated.

Now on to the pics!!

China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky

Revlon - Balsam Fir

Gary Douglas Brewer
11-22-41 - to - 11-13-13


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