Celebration Of Service Friday (#43)

For those of you who have done your part,

For those of you who have willingly picked up the mantle from the men who came before,

We love you, honor you and thank you!

old soldier

8 responses

  1. I was thinking, after seeing this photo, that a soldier born in 1924, who would have been only 18 in 1942, would now be 91 years old. The Greatest Generation is getting old. We owe them so much!

    1. My dad was born in 1923. He passed away a couple of years ago. During WWII, he said he wanted to enlist but instead he was involved in some sort of program growing food on the family farm for the war effort. I need to look into that since I know very little about that type of program. He enlisted after the war and served a few years. When he went to re-enlist the recruiter wasn’t there (he was from a tiny town and the recruiter traveled between several small towns in Oklahoma) . He never went back. He served between WWII and Korea and never saw combat. He had some really great stories about his time in, however. That generation was made up of some amazing people. We do owe them so much!

  2. Out of uniform they become invisible.
    They need to be sought out and thanked
    Not ignored and forgotten.

    1. You are absolutely correct! Glad you stopped by and I hope you’re having a fantastic day!

  3. A picture that expresses the sentiment so well.

    1. I really liked that one when I first saw it. Enjoy your day!

  4. Once a soldier – always a soldier (or Marine) !!

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