To All those Service Men and Women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending U.S.. May God Bless You and Keep you.
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Posted May 25, 2015 - 01:39 PM
I'll second that.
Posted May 25, 2015 - 01:42 PM
Edited by toomanytoys84, May 25, 2015 - 01:43 PM.
Posted May 25, 2015 - 06:19 PM
Thank you Roger for the pic! Saw lots of flags today, but yours is the only one at half staff.
Posted May 25, 2015 - 06:51 PM
Posted May 25, 2015 - 07:35 PM
Posted May 25, 2015 - 07:36 PM
My grandfather was in the WWI and my dad in WWII. Both came home but both lost friends in those wars. My father taught me that when the American Flag passes with the soldiers in a parade ( Honor Guard ) that you are supposed to stand at attention with you hand over you heart until they pass. He taught me to respect the flag and treat it right. I have tried to pass this down to my kids and grand kids. I never served in the military but did serve in Law Enforcement and was taught there to respect those who have served and those who have served and died for us. Thanks guys, I have had many many family members who have served in the military, as I am sure some of you have. Fortunately they all returned home safe and sound. Roger
Posted May 25, 2015 - 07:48 PM
Posted May 25, 2015 - 08:08 PM
Wow toppop, that was a bad time there on Omaha Beach ! Glad he made it through that. My dad didn't share a lot with us until we were in our late teens. Then he started to open up some. I just wish the technology we have today, recording and such, was available then. A lot of the Veterans from that era held a lot in. Thanks for sharing. Roger
Posted May 26, 2015 - 06:25 AM
My dad got transferred to Quartermaster Corps after he arrived in England, they were among the first to land in order to preposition ammo and supplies, they made 6 landings the first 24 hours, ferrying in supplies, taking out wounded, The dead were left on the beach, that always bothered him. My dad died at 41 of a massive heart attack in 1964, I was 12 and didn't really understand the war then.