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Sunday, May 29, 2011

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 My dad has been gone since 1997, but never a day goes by when I forget that my children are free because he served two tours under General Patton during WWII. I remain very  proud.


 That he is still able to wish my family and me a Happy Memorial Day each year is a tribute to life, which goes on because of the sacrifices of those who served, and continue to serve, our nation.

Thank you.




11 comments:

  1. It would be nice if more people thought of the Memorial holiday this way.. instead of thinking of it being a day to bbq, go to the beach, Vegas, clothing sales.... Just think, if these men did not give selflessly, some would not be able to bbq, go to the beach, Vegas, go to clothing sales.

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  2. My grandfather, father, uncles, sister,nephews and neices have all served our country. They gave their all, some gave their lives.

    My appreciation and respect runs deep for our service men and women. Most people take freedom lightly in this country. It's a shame that the only time they aware of their freedom is when something happens in their own backyard. The arm of war is far reaching.

    Tomorrow is a day to recognize those that have have served.

    There is nothing wrong with families gathering in fellowship, whether a parade, or a backyard BBQ, or cleaning up a Veteran's cemetery, I feel our loved ones would want us to remember them by celebrating life and freedom.

    Happy Memorial Day JJ! I am proud of those who serve and have served. I am proud to be an American. I am blessed to live in a great country!~Ames

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  3. KBF: Memorial Day has always been special to me. Have a wonderful holiday.

    Ames: Have a wonderful holiday.

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  4. My father served in WWII as a Chief Petty Officer, and a war photographer for Time/Life magazine. He returned with a mental illness from which he never recovered.

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  5. Judie: I'm terribly sorry. My dad did not have an easy time of it, but he survived while many of his friends did not. War is an absurd way of resolving human disputes, but as in the case of WWII, sometimes there are no options. Therefore, I honor them in absentia.

    Miriam: Yes, it impacted my life greatly.

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  6. Loving that you are celebrating and sharing in the true meaning of this Memorial Day holiday! Thanks JJ.

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  7. My dad served in WWII too. It's so important to remember!

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  8. 'Yellow Rose' Jasmine: Yes, I celebrate every year.

    EG Wow: They truly were the greatest generation.

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  9. I feel your pride when I read this post JJ... Your father, all those that have served and still serving to keep your nation & mine safe are such brave and remarkable men & woman ... Just this week we lost another 2 Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, one of whom was shot in the back by an ally..the other in a helicopter incident. They give so much to keep our freedom. Thank you to them all!!!

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  10. Kath: I am enormously proud of him - and all those who serve.

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