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Every memorial day we go to the cemetery with all the kids to visit Grandma (US Army Nurse) and Tata (US Army surgeon).
Both were stationed in England during D day and managed the endless hours of attrition during those very important days when the world's liberty was under siege.


God Bless all those who already departed and give hope and strength to those who stayed and until is time to be reunited.

 

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Those who made the untimate sacrifice.

Thank You 1stmarine. That is touching.

I lost many friends and a couple of family members to the defense of our way of life and freedom. I served as well. Sadly, we have not seen anyone in either my or my wife's family serve since me.

Thanks for being one of the first to remind us.

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Every memorial day we go to the cemetery with all the kids to visit Grandma (US Army Nurse) and Tata (US Army surgeon).
Both were stationed in England during D day and managed the endless hours of attrition during those very important days when the world's liberty was under siege.


God Bless all those who already departed and give hope and strength to those who stayed and until is time to be reunited.

The bottom picture is even more reason why I'll never ride a motorcycle. Couldn't leave my family behind.
 

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Thanks to all that have served and those that passed for our freedom.

If the rain will let up, going to try and grill some burgers/hot dogs.
 

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The American Patriot serves and pays the price. Honor these brave women and men.
 

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I have a long and colored family history of service. All survived their respective wars to come home mostly undamaged .
William McKinley 1861-65 Capt Ohio infantry, 1896-1901 CIC
Owen Hughes Army 18 - 20 Artillery, France
Joseph Hart Army 19 - 21 UNAS
Joseph H Hart USN USS MUSTIN DD413 42-45'
LeviGaskins USMC 43 - 77, Omaha @Iwo Jima and 2 others.
Kenneth Hart Army 54 - 56 Korea
William Mitchell Navy 36 - 38, included on the combat list because his employer made him a boatman at Pearl 12/7/41 and issued him a 45 and a Brass hat which he carried well into 1943 .

I didn't serve , I married the USAF . 3 of my 4 kids served ,the boys in the Army and the oldest girl in the Navy . I've humped ammo for all the boys and girls in blue and green since 1995 .
All that served have my respect for their service.
Those that gave all comand a place with me of high honor .
 

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Thank You 1stmarine. That is touching.

I lost many friends to the defense of our way of life and freedom. I served as well. Sadly, those of us Vietnam veterans still suffer from the memories.

I cried during the Memorial Day concert, Trace Atkins song was so moving. And I cried again watching the most moving part of the most important war movie ever. WWII vets never spoke of the horror they faced before this movie, because they felt no one could imagine what they went through. Saving Private Ryan showed just a part of the horror they went through. At the VFW halls you could see the vets from Iwo Jima, their faces still etched from the acid sand. The Army Air Force vets finally was able to tell their stories too. I gave a LOT of air miles for the WWII vets to fly to their memorial in DC, they are so grateful.

But it is all of us alive that should be grateful to those who gave all, and to those who survived.

Thanks for being one of the first to remind us.

A reminder as I watch the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, only one US President has not seen fit (in 8 years) to visit the D Day cemeteries in France.
 

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Thanks guys. I hope you all had a wonderful day. Weather was awesome here and we saw more visitors than average at the cemetery.

 
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