Memorial Day – Remember Those Who Served!

Memorial Day is coming soon! Thank a soldier that you know or meet for their service by tapping your chest with your hand and nodding at them. They will know what you mean. Please say a prayer to keep them safe and bring them home soon.



This is a day to remember those who died.


They put everything else aside.


They fought for your country with pride.


They sacrificed their lives for others.


Unselfishly they did this for their mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.


To all of us they have given their best.


May now in peace shall they rest.


Let us not forget what these brave men and women have done for us all!


May God Bless them and keep them safe!

My father served in World War II as a Marine. I remember how proud he was of his service. He received a Purple Heart after he was injured in combat.

Here’s my handsome dad in his Marine uniform proudly marching. I couldn’t edit this to resize it reason why it is so large! He was larger than life in my eyes!


What I did notice was how difficult it was for my father to talk about what he witnessed while he was in the service during WWII. He never really talked about the events until one day when I was a teenager.

I pushed him that day to talk about his experiences. All he could say was, “This war is something you can never forget. I lost many of my buddies. They were picked off and dropped down right next to me. I was lucky to survive with just a bullet wound.” My father passed away after a wonderful life in 2001. I miss him!

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings & hugs to all! A special thanks to all you servicemen and woman for keeping us safe!


(Photos compliments of Wikimedia)

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to Memorial Day – Remember Those Who Served!

  1. Such a beautiful tribute, Janice. Thank you for sharing, and especially the picture and story of your dad. Precious. Hugs across the miles. XO

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely tribute to a real hero, Janice – and your Dad!
    I only have to ext my son to tell a serviceman thanks – he is uncomfortable when people thank him!

  3. Jennie says:

    Beautifully said, Janice.

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