Early interesting Transportation:
But for today:
We had a family cookout. It was scheduled on Friday, about the last minute at Jack Jr’s suggestion. We had a great time 9 adults and 2 young’uns. Both our sons were there. Mark arrived in from Florida an hour before we started.
We had a great time Maverick will be 2 in October and Rosemary will be 2 in December. The two cousins played well together.
After we ate, I talked the group about mine and Sherry’s lives up to 6 years old, living during a World War. It wasn’t a long talk, just telling them in America you couldn’t buy shoes, sugar, coffee, gasoline without a ration stamp.
I reminded them of the 2-3 wars of their life time, but try to imagine a time when 98% of families has someone off to war. Brothers/sisters/uncles/cousins, Sherry and I had brothers off to war. Of all the family off to war in Europe and the Pacific they all returned, some wounded. The only one not returning was Gaitie Helms Jr. a brother of my brother in law Sonny. He was lost on a ship that was sunk in the Pacific.
Today is set aside to honor those who gave their lives following orders in ALL conflicts of this country. Looking in from outside government, we can categorize some wars being unnecessary for our freedom, the soldier cannot. He has agreed and sworn to follow orders of his Commander-in-Chief.
I mentioned in a comment on another blog, concerning the deaths of my shipmates and soldiers in arms who died following orders, as they had sworn to do. Many military men know the poem ‘The Charge of The Light Brigade.’ In it are the words: Theirs not to make reply, theirs but to do and die. Into the valley of death, into the jaws of hell, rode the six hundred.
Today, is to honor those who paid the ultimate, I cannot express loudly enough my admiration for the sacrifice they made to keep this country free and to honor their word and commitment. God is the judge of all, He is fair and just. God bless the memories of my comrades and God Bless America
PS: I have read some YOUR touching tributes today, Thanks to you all who honor the memories of the fallen.
Son Jack brought the meat and did the cooking.
PS: I started the motor home yesterday and Sherry came out of the house wanting to know where we were going!