Not to steal the thread but I would like to tell you a little bit of what my dad told me about serving in WWII. WHen I was a little boy I asked my dad what made him join the Army? He said when the Japanese bombed Peral Harbor he and many of his friends and co-workers " felt it was their duty to join and fight for our country." Dad said he didn't know that he was going to get paid for serving until he got his first pay envelope at basic training. Several of the other guys there were there same way. Dad said most of them said they would of fought just for country and home. He saw combat but wasn't at Normandy. He was a wrecker driver in the 62nd SIgnal Batallion and was shot at several times and even he and his co-driver were responsible for bringing in some prisioners.
WNY, I agree, I sure wish it wasn't this way but I believe it is.
As for today.......As I said I lowered the flag this morning and took a few moments to thank them.
" NEVER FORGET,NEVER WILL " I promise to keep telling the stories my dad told me to my children and my grand children, that is how I will honor them.
Edited by hamman, June 06, 2014 - 11:53 AM.