Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend

It's nearly June, and Silver continues to grow. He's up to 30 lbs now.  He's had all his vaccinations and we're now out walking the neighborhood daily, sometimes in the evening as well as the morning.  Depends how much energy he has and what the outside temperature is.  It's still nice out right now, but that's going to change as we head into summer.

I received a copy of a newspaper article from Feb 2nd 1945.  It's about my great grandmother receiving the news that two of her sons had died in WWII within 10 days of each other (one in Belgium, one over the Atlantic).  My dad has always told me the story of my great-uncles, but the article had dates and specifics and reactions.  I'm glad this was saved by family to be passed down.

A gentleman in line behind me at Walmart last week had served in the Korean war.  I thanked him for his service and he seemed greatly pleased to be recognized.  He said how cold it had been while he was there. I had to get home to Silver, but I wish I'd been forward enough to ask him if I could take him for coffee and he could tell me any stories he wished to pass on.  I regret not asking him that.

To all our veterans and servicemen and women, past and present, thank you.

1 comment:

  1. How incredibly heartbreaking for your great-grandmother to lose 2 sons to the war. Definitely a reminder that freedom isn't free and that the sacrifice of thousands is why we are free today.

    A friend of ours is retiring from the military, after a nearly 30-year career. In the 16 years we've known him, he's done 2 tours in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. I am so thankful for men like him, and I am really proud to attend a ceremony honoring him this coming Saturday.

    Silver is an incredibly beautiful dog!

    Have a great week,