For Memorial Day I decided to ask my readers to share someone they loved and lost, service member or not. Here are those wonderful responses.
A special thanks to Billie, Kimberly and My Mom for their help with this.
Billie Ann Doner Shared several with me,
I had to share my Dad.
My mom sent me some too. Her father George, we called him Daddy Bud.
My uncle Virgil, my grandmothers brother. Sadly I never had the chance to meet him or my uncle David (my fathers side)
My Uncle Coy who left behind my beautiful Aunt Becky.
Who stayed home each day, who worried and prayed. Who ran for the mail each day, just as many husbands, wives and children do now waiting for word on the one they love who is off to war. She eventually became a nurse too.
Kimberly D. Gangl – “She never served, but she was a secretary both at Quantico and the FBI during the D.C. riots. She sure had stories to share about those days. No matter what job she had, she always made it apparent to me that being a mother was the best job she ever had, and later being a grandmother. We were a lot alike. She was my best friend <3”
Today I honor not just those lost in wars, also those who severed, the ones left at home to keep this country functioning. The ones who made home a great place to come back to, who kept the hearths warm, the kids fed and even went out and took jobs to advance the war efforts so that the soldiers had the things they needed to make it home safely. Not just those who lost their lives on foreign soil but the ones who came home and lost their battles here too.
Please take just a minute today and honor those were were lost, remember their families too.
Thank you and a special thanks to the two followers who helped me with this.
Now go on, take on the world.