Saturday, May 28, 2011

Never Forget Those Who Served

He was part of the Greatest Generation. Born just before the Great Depression, seventy-plus years of hard living show on his face.  His achievements are not as obvious:  served in World War II; helped build the aerospace industy; raised six kids and sent them all to college; married to his wife for almost fifty years.  During the war, his Division liberated a concentration camp. He received a shrapnel injury and Purple Heart fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned a Bronze Star for retrieving and rescuing a fallen comrade.  We were so proud when Orange County honored Latino veterans, and his banner hung from the rafters during the ceremony. My father. One of the Greatest indeed. Original layout from 2002.
Originally posted November, 2009. Reposted today to mark Memorial Day Weekend in the U.S.

12 comments:

cbshai said...

what a fitting tribute
thanks for sharing his story with us

Kerry'd Away Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your Dad's story with us. Great LO's too. I just posted something similar about my Granddad.

Kathy M said...

great layout. I didn't even think of posting a veteran's day tribute.

Carrie/scrapchick said...

Very touching. Beautiful layout. Greatest Generation indeed.

dottydotty said...

great LO you must be so proud:)

Heather said...

what a lovely tribute to your Dad - you must be so proud :)

Ruth said...

You are right to be so proud. We WILL remember them.

Andy said...

You have every reason to be proud - what a wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing it!

Ginger said...

Beautiful tribute to your father Rinda, and yes we will remember all who fight for a better world in which we live! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Mommy2CVC said...

My father in law! The best a woman could have asked for!! Miss and love him sooooo much! Glad C and V got to meet him, but so sad that Squiggler didn't. He would have adored her and her spunkiness!

Lorraine said...

Very Classy

Cheryl said...

what a fitting tribute to your father Rinda thanks for sharing x