Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Ted is visiting his Mom this weekend, and he will be back today - bringing her for a week's visit. He sent me these pictures. They visited his Dad's grave. All the veterans had flags at their gravesites.

His Dad was a Marine in WWII, and fought on Iwo Jima. Ted's interest in all things involving WWII came from the many stories his Dad shared with him regarding his experiences.

In his hometown, they recently dedicated this statue to all the men and women wounded in all our wars. Ted's Dad received a purple heart for being injured in the war. Near the statue are bricks that could be purchased and engraved. There is one with Ted's Dad's name.

Not only was his Dad in the military - so was his grandfather, and three uncles. A big salute to all the men and women who have kept, and still keep, our country safe!

Happy Memorial Day!

1 comment:

Doreen said...

That's cool. My thoughts will be with you this week. I will be back in the 'ville Tuesday afternoon.