Happy Sunday! The Sunday before Memorial Day. If you would like to share your selfie at the Hop – just click the badge above and go to our Host blog and LINK UP with the rest of us.
I’m letting my Grandpa be the STAR of our Selfie post today instead of me.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the US of A. It’s a special day in some way for most people………Originally called Decoration Day for over a century, this special holiday was changed to Memorial Day by federal law in the 1880’s. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that celebrates the military who have passed away while serving on duty. For that reason, today instead of it being ALL ABOUT ME, it’s going to be ALL ABOUT MY GRANDPA. Just to be clear though, my Grandpa didn’t pass away while on duty – it was a few years after he retired. Actually when he retired from the Air Force he went back to work at the Pentagon in his same office but as a Civilian – he just loved serving.
Mom has talked about him enough on the blog for you to know he was a career Air Force officer. He loved being in the military and my Mom, her brother and sister enjoyed living in interesting places as they grew up. My Grandpa was born in 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He and his sister were raised by their grandparents. This is a photo of my Grandpa at his high school graduation:
Unfortunately I never got to meet him. He passed away with multiple medical issues in October of 1992. He’s buried at Arlington Cemetery in an area that’s relatively close to the Pentagon where he served his last active duty assignment before retiring.
We salute all those who lost their lives serving in the military and protecting us and our country. My Dad was VERY proud to serve and I have a very special respect for anyone who has served.