Serve as Well as Honor

12 Nov

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


The country spent the weekend and Monday, Veterans Day celebrating those who serve our country. There were parades, restaurants offered free meals and stores offered discounts.  Yet we have many veterans who are struggling, even homeless. My friend Tricia, shared this video on Facebook. We need to be honoring and supporting our veterans every day.

When we sold our home, we bought new furniture. Our wonderful realtor, Candace, knew a gracious woman who had a storage unit where she collected furniture people did not want and gave it to those in need. God’s timing is so perfect. A homeless veteran had just gotten into a apartment but he had no furniture. We were able to supply him with a comfortable sofa bed, a love seat, chairs and a desk. Three years later, I am still grateful for the opportunity to serve a vet.

If you would like to help a vet, you can simply do a websearch “how do I donate furniture to veterans” or you can go to  Donation Town 

Today is my father’s birthday. He and my uncles all served in WWII. In July he will have been gone 20 years.  I miss him-Onisha

Dad 523 Fighter Bomber Group

523 Fighter Bomber Group

8 Responses to “Serve as Well as Honor”

  1. Anonymous November 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    That was an uplifting and inspired blog. I loved the video! Loved also that you gave us an idea of how we might help. Your daddy was a very solid looking and handsome man.


  2. itsrebekahlyn November 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Reblogged this on Rebekah Lyn's Kitchen and commented:
    This is a powerful and inspiring video. A somber reminder of the trials many of our veterans go through when they return home and have trouble readjusting to civilian life.


  3. Barbara E Brink (@BarbaraEBrink) November 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your story. I agree that more should be done for our veterans. Giving back in whatever way we can. They have trucks that come by in our area to pick up clothing or furniture, etc. for the veterans. After all they’ve done, it really doesn’t take much effort to donate to such a worthy cause.


    • oldthingsrnew November 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      Thanks, Barbara. We are so geared to sell our unwanted possessions that many times people don’t even think of donating.


  4. itsrebekahlyn November 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    That is so powerful. My heart aches for the vets that fall on hard times when they come home and then are forgotten by the country they served so bravely.


  5. Louise Gib son November 12, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    How inspiing…great writing, Alta. A heartwarming transformation. God bless!


    • oldthingsrnew November 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

      Thank you Mrs. Gibson, that your compliment means a lot.


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