8 thoughts on “Memorial day is coming. We need to remember the Soldiers and our family.

  1. Yes, this is a wonderful post by John. I have read it several times. I love his writing style and of course the subject got me in the heart.

  2. Made me…sniffle…coz people like me shouldn’t cry. Poor guy. It’s difficult to lose a friend, esp one you have loved so long. Good wifey. She understood his need to say goodbye. And to know where he lay.

  3. It’s emotional, even though I didn’t know any of those men. I’d heard about four… three from my dad and one who went to school with my mom. She didn’t know he’d enlisted… but it is one of those names I doubt very much there would be more than one in a generation or three….

  4. John,
    When I was in Mosul….the DFAC (Dining Facility) was dedicated to the fallen. (The earlier one had been blown to bits by assholes–many American casualties.)
    So happy to be able to talk to someone who understands.

  5. Thank you for the re-blog. I saw the traveling wall. Make you learn the cost of the Vietnam war in life lost. I was stationed at Fort Hood for 6 years. The First Cav.. church had names of soldiers lost to all the wars on the walls. There was four walls with names. Few talks in this church. A place of sadness and remembrance.

  6. Thanks for sharing this Lance. The one place my dad wanted to see, and didn’t, was The Wall. I am just as glad he never made it. When the Traveling Wall came here, my husband I took Mom… and we found two names my dad had talked about. One was his best friend from Ft Dix. Not sure how Dad would have handled that…

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