Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memorial Day

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My great-great grandfather, a Union Army veteran.

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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.

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Dad, who enlisted in the Air Force during Vietnam, hoping to have some shred of control over his placement instead of being drated.

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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.


David said...


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Yup, I think you may thank 'em, I bet they appreciate it.

Tommy Gunn said...

I have said it before and will say it again ... Amen sister, Amen. Have a memorable Memorial Day.

Fred said...

Wonderful pictures to accompany this holiday. Hope you have a good one.

MyUtopia said...

I love the pictures, it was really neat.

James Goodman said...

Those pictures are great. You have a long family tradition of patriotic service. That RAWKS!

Gary said...

Nice pictures. I love that cartoon, too. Thanks for sharing them.

Bridget Jones said...

That was so respectful and so tastefully done. Thank you, Lime.