Comments: Memorial Day

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Posted by patti at May 31, 2010 05:52 PM

It seems that most of those who returned didn't tell much to very many. Humble or the memories too painful? Probably both.
I think it is up to the few who know the stories to help all of us remember. We need to know.
Bless your grandpa for doing what her father could not.

Posted by Jean at May 31, 2010 08:20 PM

Jean- Oh no, not my grandaddy. He was just a friend. Odd how some of my friends would have been peers of my grandparents. Age matters not much to me...

He was just an amazing man, this friend of mine. Can you imagine, finding a note on a board... and taking this war child in. He had no blood children of his own, but many children and grandchildren from his wife and they WERE HIS and they viewed him as THEIRS. It was the warmest thing and so I think in his heart, he had enough love to take in more people as his. We are worse for not having him around anymore.

Posted by Bou at May 31, 2010 09:06 PM

Thank you so much Bou for posting this...

Posted by Mike D. at June 1, 2010 12:10 AM

Bou this really struck a chord with me.

My father is a Vietnam Veteran and I cannot tell you how many times I have stood at various Vietnam war memorials reading the line "B Sqn 3 CAV Regt (RAAC): Trooper Michael Tognolini, 20th April 1970" thinking if my fathers armoured personnel carrier had been leading their group that day instead of Mick's it would be his children reading my father's name instead of me reading his.

Lest we forget. xx

Posted by Shaz at June 1, 2010 02:38 AM

oops *blush*

Posted by Jean at June 1, 2010 12:30 PM

Bou, thanks for sharing this.

Posted by Bob at June 2, 2010 08:49 PM