A time to remember the ones who have defended this country as directed by the president and congress and have since passed on to their reward. Some gave all on the battle field some left the service scarred mentally or physically, passing on later.
There is a very dark part of the USA history. The terrible war that placed family against family. I should have known, but did not. The fact that more of our soldiers have died on American soil than in both World Wars combined. We refer to it as the Civil War, but NO WAR IS CIVIL!
WWI deaths= 116,000
Can you believe we Americans killed each other to the tune of over 750,000, how sad.
If you ever have the chance you should go to Gettysburg and take the tour of the battle fields. It will break your heart.
As a military man I know men have served in wars that politicians have made. Our soldiers have been accused of ‘atrocities’ which were cake walks to what their enemies have done. These men volunteered to put their lives in harm’s way. Some paid the ultimate sacrifice, just following orders as they swore to do.
Now we take a day to honor those Veterans who have passed on. I always held my chin high when I saw our Flag. I had brothers, cousins, uncles grandpa, great great grandpa, in-laws and nephews who served with honor.
I remember them and the over one million five hundred thousand (1,531,036) men and women who have died on the battle fields of all our ‘wars’. Some of the wars were unavoidable, others could have been avoided, but the soldier had no control over that. Many many millions more have died of the results of those wars.
Pause today and think of the millions of families who never got to enjoy their brothers, dads, sisters because they gave their lives following orders and because they loved this country.
Tomorrows entry will be about a family treasure. We are so proud of our brother who created/built something that his family, and of which we, of the extended family are very proud.
I hope you enjoy some quality time with your family, and take time to be thankful for those who gave their lives that we can enjoy this freedom.
I am missing many uncles and cousins. Two brothers and Two brothers in law who defended this great land.
Just because I liked it. I know the basic car is mid 1930’s, I just like this custom.