Today it’s Memorial Day in the US of A and Mom and I are doing some remembering. It’s a day to remember all those who have served in the armed forces and really just remembering how much they sacrificed for all of us.
As many of you who know me and Mom know, my Grandfather served in the Air Force. This is him when he was just a lad in high school (I think it’s his high school graduation photo):
He joined the Army Air Corps before there even WAS an Air Force and he really REALLY wanted to be a pilot. Back in those days though unless you had perfect vision, you couldn’t fly a plane and he was rather upset about that! He loved flying (and actually DID fly thanks to some of his buddies…tee hee). He also loved traveling and seeing the world and after he married my Grandmom and they had kids they traveled as a family. They lived in Germany, Taiwan, several places in the United States and traveled on vacation to many, MANY more places. He loved serving his country until he retired and remained a very VERY patriotic man for all of his days.
My Granddad passed away in 1992. He’s buried in the absolutely gorgeous Arlington National Cemetery.
There are many people who have tales of having served in the armed forces – but today in my house we’re thinking of my Granddad and how much he loved wearing that Air Force uniform – my Mom still has his “dress uniform” hat in his old footlocker…..Memorial Day is just one day out of many that we honor him and all who served.
Have a super Monday! Whatever it is that you’re doing today………………stop and REMEMBER……………………..
MEMORIAL DAY KITTY HUGS FROM SAMMY TO ALL OF YOU !!
ALERT – – – ALERT – – – TOMORROW IS TUESDAY TEASER…..(tee hee)