Veteran’s Day: Thank you

My father lied about his age so he could join the Army and fight for our country’s freedom during WWII. He was a sharpshooter and made the landing on Omaha Beach. He spoke of walking, in the water, on the bodies of fallen comrades as he made his way to shore. He wept, deep wrenching sobs. He was a frightened boy from the Virginia countryside but he moved forward to try to keep more of his comrades from dying from enemy fire. He rarely spoke of the war and he always cried when he did. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor. My father felt he didn’t deserve it and that all those who died around him should have been given the award. They gave all they had.

Thank a veteran today. If you see a service person in line in front of you, buy their lunch, breakfast, coffee. Say thank you. They are giving you all they have.  If you have the freedom to disagree with our government, protest against wars, speak your mind about anything, then thank a veteran.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cindy knoke
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 00:37:30

    Everyday heroes, the most important people on the planet. ❤ to your father.

    Reply

  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 07:20:29

    I cannot imagine the horror or war. Those who have fought and come back, whether maimed or broken, deserve our utmost respect and must be honored for their valor. My admiration to your father. ❤ ❤

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  3. seeker
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 23:33:27

    I thank your Father for being a brave person.And thank you for sharing this.

    Reply

  4. Aquileana
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 21:37:56

    Empowering post. Powerful tribute.
    Best wishes, Aquileana 😀

    Reply

  5. macjam47
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 21:40:46

    Your father was a brave and strong soldier and deserves every accolade that came his way and more.

    Reply

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