Sunday, May 28, 2006
My great-great grandfather, a Union Army veteran.
My paternal grandfather who enlisted during WW2, even though he had a wife and 2 sons. My dad is the smaller child.
My maternal grandfather who was drafted for WW2, even though he had a wife and 2 children. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the Battle of the Bulge.
Dad, who enlisted in the Air Force during Vietnam, hoping to have some shred of control over his placement instead of being drated.
I found this among my grandfather's things and it amused me, so I thought I'd share especially for the women.
Whether you agree with our current administration or not please take time today to remember those who have served and instruct your children in history and respect.
And may I thank those who haved served or are currently.