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Happy Veteran’s Day! God Bless America! 🇺🇸

Happy Veteran’s Day! 🇺🇸

Thanks to ALL who served! 🇺🇸

Originally called Armistice Day because November 11th. was the day they signed the Armistice that put an end to WWI. Back then it only honored those who died in war. In 1954 the day became Veterans Day & now honors all who have served. So let’s all thank a veteran today! Without all their hard work & sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the privileges & freedoms that we enjoy today.

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“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

    ~George Washington 

Thank You to ALL Who Served!

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Sunday Reflections…

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a special day where ALL men & women, soldiers & sailors who have served and are serving, are honored for their service. We had our parade yesterday in downtown Jackson & there will be more today and all day tomorrow!
Thank You! To all who have worked to keep our country strong and Free! God Bless America! 🇺🇸

A BIG Thank You and Salute to ALL the Veterans out there that make it happen on a daily basis!

“A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’ That Is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.”

~ Unknown

 

Have a great day! Thank a Veteran!

 

Mark C.



26 Years In The Blink Of An Eye! ❤️

Just a quick mention of today’s importance- Today marks 26 years of marriage to the Best Girl I know! 😘 It’s gone by fast and it’s never gotten old! I’m a blessed & thankful man!

These are all pics from our Wedding and from Anniversaries past. Today we celebrate #26! All I can say is, I’m a blessed man!

Happy Anniversary to the best girl in the world! They say “Time Flies When Your having Fun”… Well I am! And it has! ❤️💥

Happy Anniversary! Heres to another 26! 🥰

 

Mark C.



D-Day’s 75th Anniversary | God Bless America

The Normandy landing operations took place on this date, on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

The determination & bravery of the men that took those beaches was unparalleled! Their victory laid the foundation that won the war.

I grew up on my granddads stories of the war & I always remembered Omaha Beach, the beach where he and his group landed. ‘Omaha Red’ he called it, he said the blood that was spilled there gave it that name – So much blood that the beach, the water, everything was Red!

This is one of the only pictures I have of my grandfather in uniform (center standing with his hand on his rifle sling). This was from a unit photo before they deployed. He made it through the war and back home. A highly decorated hero. A great man & role model.

June 6th is also a special day for my Mom 😊 It’s Her Birthday 🎂 My grandad always said he knew exactly where he was on that day in 1944…

Its been 75 years & we are still reaping the benefits from these men & women’s sacrifices. I thank God for our freedom & for the work & sacrifice that it took to make it so. We can never forget that Freedom isn’t Free!

God Bless America!

Ps: If you are lucky enough to still have a WW2 veteran around you, go see them today & hug their neck and thank them for their service.

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Memorial Day | Freedom ain’t Free…

I was sitting in my boat at the marina yesterday and I got into a conversation with a fellow in the next slip. I had never met him before, but it was like we were old friends. He told me about his uncle who went off to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He was killed in action after 4 months and they sent his body back home. As he was telling the story his voice broke a bit & I think he started to tear up… He had followed him around as a young boy and his uncle was his childhood hero, lost to a war that he didn’t understand. He said ‘That is what Memorial Day is all about’! Paying respect to the good people who paid the ultimate price for our freedom! The real hero’s, who ‘Gave All’… We can never forget their sacrifice.

Have a Happy Memorial Day! God Bless America!

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

~ Franklin D  Roosevelt

 

Mark Carter



Veterans Day Weekend is Here | Thank You! To our Veterans | God Bless America!

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th. and honors all the men & women who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Sunday is Veterans Day! Thank a Veteran this weekend for their service!

Originally called Armistice Day because November 11th. was the day they signed the Armistice that put an end to WWI. Back then it only honored those who died in war. In 1954 the day became Veterans Day & now honors all who have served. So let’s all thank a veteran this weekend! Without all their sacrifices, we wouldn’t have the privileges & freedoms that we enjoy today.

Thank You to ALL Who Served!

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful August morning! Sunday morning = Family breakfast! Fresh melons & sliced tomatoes with eggs and French toast. Perfect  Summer Sunday Morning! Blessings overflow… I’m very Thankful for all my Blessings!

Breakfast with lots from the Garden!

August is here! Summer is flying by! I’m going to try to enjoy each day to the fullest! August always flies by for me. It’s here, then it’s gone  in a flash…

August also means LOTS of fresh veggies to can and preserve. These are chopped up to make Mamaw Frans Chow Chow.

 

“August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
Expected,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a matchflame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away.”
~ Elizabeth Maua Taylor

Enjoy the day –

~ Mark C.