Veterans Day- Celebrate Our Heros

Army Family

“Some people live an entire lifetime
and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world,
but the Marines don’t have that problem.”

~ Ronald Reagan

Veterans Day is one of those non-glamorous holidays, sandwiched between Halloween and Thanksgiving, that doesn’t garner much attention other than government offices and banks being closed. The day gets lost amongst all of the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the holiday season. Unfortunately, we often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

This Veterans Day, let’s do something different to show our love and appreciation to the brave men and women who have so honorably and nobly sacrificed so much for our freedoms and liberties.

A Few Ways to Honor a Veteran

 

Soldier Kneeling At Grave

It’s very important for us all to recognize and celebrate our heroes. Here are a few ideas of things you can do this Veterans Day, to honor a veteran:

  • Reach out to a veteran and thank him or her for their service
  • Ask a veteran to share stories about their time in service and listen patiently
  • Visit the grave of loved a loved one who’s served
  • Volunteer
  • Write to an enlisted soldier serving in the military
  • Visit a War Memorial
  • Fly the American flag
  • Give blood
  • Remember and reflect
  • Make your life worthy of a veteran’s sacrifice

Happy Veterans Day

All of us here at Blog Pest Control and Bulwark Exterminating would like to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day. We are truly indebted to all those service men and women who have put their lives on the line to help protect our freedom, liberties, and these United States.

We live in the greatest country in the world; the land of the free because of the brave. Only real heroes can do what you do.

To all those who serve our country, THANK YOU for your unselfish efforts! We salute you!

“As We Express Our Gratitude
We Must Never Forget That The
Highest Appreciation Is Not To
Utter Words But To Live By Them”

~ John F. Kennedy

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day Tribute- 9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched Into Sand On Normandy

NormandyIn honor of Veteran’s Day today, I wanted to share with you all this touching tribute to all those lives lost on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II.

9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched Into Sand On Normandy

In a touching tribute to those brave soldiers who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day 1944, British artists accompanied by numerous volunteers took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand. They etched 9,000 silhouettes into the sand, representing the 9,000 fallen soldiers who died that tragic day.

The piece, titled “The Fallen 9000,” is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died on June 6th, 1944 during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches.

The original team of volunteers started off with 60 members, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the sea. These pictures were taken before the sea levels rose and washed the artwork away.

Normandy 900The tribute piece was completed on Peace Day, September 25, 2013.

Happy Veterans Day

All of us here at Blog Pest Control and Bulwark Exterminating would like to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day. We are truly indebted to all those service men and women who have put their lives on the line to help protect our freedom, liberties, and these United States.

We live in the greatest country in the world; the land of the free because of the brave. Only real heroes can do what you do.

To all those who serve our country, THANK YOU for your unselfish efforts! We salute you!

Normandy Etchings

Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition

Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition

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Found in the South-East United States, the Asian Needle ant has started to become quite the pest; making a definite impact. One of their biggest impacts to date is that they are driving out Fire ants and Argentine ants in well established areas.

Asian needle ants are a dark brown (almost black) color, with a lighter almost orange antennae and legs. The measure about ¼ of an inch in length, and have been spotted as high north as Virginia. They are very common during from March through October.

Asian Needle ants frequently build their nests in the soil, under whatever debris they can find. Look for their nests under large rocks or logs. A typical Asian needle ant colony will have multiple queens, and can range in members from 100 ants, all the way up to 5,000. These ants will savage for garbage and other organic debris, but their absolute favorite meal is a termite. In this aspect, and probably this only aspect, they are beneficial to homeowners. Serious Asian Needle ant infestations require professional ant control.