Skip to comments.Stories Shared to Honor Heroes on Memorial Day
Posted on 05/28/2010 11:36:55 AM PDT by BobMcCartyWrites
Every year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, I share "My Father's War Stories From World War II" as my small way to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Wishing all you a safe and enjoyable Memorial Weekend
I hope and pray that everyone has a fun, glorious day that has been won for us by our Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen
all friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans
They gave all so that we can enjoy our lives in freedom and safety. In these difficult times, we need
no, we MUST bring our country back to what these brave
men and women sacrificed for I believe we can and will do this Our heroes will be happy to look down on us and see that we enjoy this great holiday
My two cents. My Father is buried at Arlington National Cemetary. His marker says “WWll”, “Korea”, “Vietnam”. He was in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. He was a Master Sergeant/Army who was put in charge of disposing train loads of dead bodies from Nazi death camps in WWll. Three of his four brothers were killed at war.
The only reason I know any of the above is because my aunt (his favorite sister) told me. She felt I deserved to know what kind of a person my Father was. He wrote her letters of his experiences as they happened.
When he died I had to rummage through his belongings and found two purple hearts, sharpshooter ribbons and a variety of other medals hidden away in a footlocker. Nobody knew of the medals.
My Father “flew a flag in our front yard ‘til the day that he died” as Toby Keith sang.
This is what the word “hero” means IMHO. Not a guy that can sink a ball at half court.
I’m glad Obama isn’t going to Arlington National. I’m sure my Father would be glad too.