Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Memories

Today we honor and remember those who've died while serving this country.  
Thank you for giving your life for our freedom.















We all know that Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor American military members who have died, whether in battle or after returning home. (Veterans' Day, November 11, honors the living who have served.) We also know that without our brave military, from the Minutemen of the American Revolution to the Navy Seals of today, we would not have great nation that is the United States, a beacon of freedom to the entire world. So this weekend let's be sure to take time and remember and honor those who have died. But don't mourn these fallen military men and women.

Thank God that such heroes lived.



Here's a picture of my father, William Douglas Jacobs, who served in the U. S. Navy at the end of World War I and in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Born in 1903, he died in 1990, and his ashes were scattered on Puget Sound by the Navy. I still miss you, Dad. You weren't just brave in the Navy, you were brave all through life. Louise M. (Jacobs) Gouge


 Both parents were in the Army, medical corp during Korean War. Mom 2nd Lt., Dad a private.  From Leann Harris





9 comments:

  1. Thank you to those who gave their lives serving our country and to those in service today.

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  2. Blessings and thanks to all of our men and women in uniform current and former, with a special remembrance to my dad, Herb Chelikowsky, who served in WWII. I have his flag flying today.

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  3. How blessed our country is to have had those willing to pay the price for our freedom. Today I'm especially remembering my precious Daddy, who served in the Korean War and WWII.

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  4. How blessed our country is to have had those willing to pay the price for our freedom. Today I'm especially remembering my precious Daddy, who served in the Korean War and WWII.

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  5. Love the photos! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Wow, the picture of the man sitting on the steps could be my dad. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow, the picture of the man sitting on the steps could be my dad. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Fabulous pictures! Thanks for sharing them!

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