Monday, May 30, 2016

Remember Our Soldiers

Today we honor the men and women of America's Armed Forces, past and present, for this wonderful weekend and the freedom to enjoy it. My father, my brother, my nephew, many friends and myself served our country when called.

When Dad was alive, he and Mother always made this very special day memorable because they always attended Memorial Day services. Dad served during World War II and on this special day, I thought I show you a picture that was taken of him by the Miami Herald.

My Army years were a mix the seriousness of the Vietnam War and serving as a combat medic. The war took the lives of many young men my age and injured even more. The true severity of the war is still being revealed as the veterans age and their injuries take their toll. 

Looking back, I am proud of all the members of my family who served. My prayers are with the men and women of the armed forces.

This weekend, take the time to say a prayer for these valiant warriors. It is because of their efforts that we are able to safely enjoy this weekend.

That's it for now. More soon !

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...

Very good, respectful read. It is impossible to adequately thank the ones who gave the ultimate. Thank God all my kin have returned from the wars. Every last one of them. We have had kin in every war. They are my heroes.
I appreciated the photo's.

Julie said...

Lovely tribute and I loved the song you chose.

Jimmy's Journal said...

Thank you, my friends. I appreciate it


Tom said...

Jimmy, thank you, your Dad, your nephew and all your friends who wore the uniform of this great country, to defend it from evil and guarantee the freedom I enjoy today for generations to come. And God bless your Dad, the greatest generation this country has ever seen. Love the picture, thanks for sharing.