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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day...Monday Moment

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Until 9-11, I do believe I took for granted the safety and security that we have just living in the U.S. What a blessed people that we are and not without great sacrifice. I took that for granted...for many years. It was only until a few years ago that I was able to sit down and listen to my Grandad, who served in WWII in the Armed forces, talk about his experiences. My Dad (who also is a veteran) had never heard those stories and it was a horrible part of history that my Grandad wanted to forget. For some reason once he was in his late 80's, he decided to share a bit. He has since passed away but his mind was excellent until his last day and he lived to be 94. We also found pictures that he took while he was in Germany and sent back to my Grandmother. She took pictures also from Kansas and sent them to him. What a treasure to still have the pictures and messages still today. I bet someday, we will miss the written letters and printed snapshots that once were so common. The digital age while convenient and instant is sadly not going to pass the test of time. But, back to my main point. They were regular people just like you and me, but called to be apart of something bigger. I often wonder how the mothers and wives could bare the pain and anxiety of sending sons and husbands to war. My Great Grandma had three sons serving in WWII. There are many families who are missing those serving today. I'm sure they have to take things one day at a time and HE is the only one that can give us the strength and peace that surpasses all understanding. God bless America and God bless our military and their families. What a great day spent remembering our loved ones and those who have served and are serving today. I hope we never forget that we are One Nation Under God!

I hope you enjoy a few pictures and captions from the 1940's of my grandparents corresponding back and forth during WWII. I have more of his than hers and some are more personal than for this blog but it is a snapshot in time and I am thankful to have them.

Thanks for looking:)


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