Memorial Day! Time to Remember those who Served!

Flags at a mailbox noticed on one of my walks @Jemsbooks

Here is a post from the past. I thought it was appropriate to share it again this year.

I wrote part of this post for Memorial Day in 2013 and 2020 and thought both posts said it all for this special day of remembrance.

Please remember those who served proudly and bravely for their country so we could be free.

They traveled far and wide.

Served their country with pride.

Walked long distances shoulder to shoulder, side by side.

Obstacles they did encounter and overcome.

To protect those at home.

They gave unselfishly in all their actions.

So that many lost their lives.

And have left fatherless children and widowed wives.

Others did go home but suffered from loss of limbs.

Or of mental capacities diminished.

They did all they could doing the jobs that could not be finished.

God bless all those who sacrificed so much for all of us so we could be free.

And a very grateful and profound thank you to all who gave their lives so we could live in this beautiful land of endless opportunity.

Our new flag now lit up at night (American Flag is supposed to be lit up at night and taken in during rain.) We don’t take it in during rain but now light it up! Looks beautiful! @Jemsbooks

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.

My handsome father @Jemsbooks

Here’s my handsome dad in his Marine uniform above and below proudly marching. I couldn’t edit this photo below for clarity reason why it is so blurry! I had a studio work on it several years ago but this is the best they could do. I loved that smile! He was a wonderful man and father. He was larger than life in my eyes! He was kind, caring and funny. If I don’t stop talking about him I will be crying all day. Thanks for listening.

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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 every day!

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

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head. 

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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4 Responses to Memorial Day! Time to Remember those who Served!

  1. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Janice. You must be so proud. Never forget!

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