Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Facebook update today:


In Germany, my dad was eating outside when he noticed at a distance a group of German women waiting to eat their food scraps. Through tears he told me, "They were just women, not soldiers, helpless victims, starving." Even at 89, he has vivid, somber memories of WWII. Hearbreaking. Thank you, Dad, for serving so that my kids and I can live the way we do, in freedom. God bless all innocent victims of war, too.

12 comments:

Barbara said...

Amen and have a wonderful Memorial Day too, God bless you and God bless our wonderful Country.
Lots of hugs and blessings, Barbara
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Cathy said...

Thank you for sharing that story. I can't even imagine all the things our servicemen and women witness in war. May God bless each one of them.

Connie said...

This post made me cry. We have so much - freedom, wealth, family, peace, the Lord etc........
We remember those who gave of their time and some with their life so we can have what we have. Do we appreciate how good we have it? I hope so.

Mocha with Linda said...

This is beautiful. Blessings to you, my friend.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Linda, so many in my generation really don't have a clue what men like your dad have seen and endured. Please tell him "thank you" for me. We are enjoying the benefit of his labor today.

God help us to not give it away!

Natalie said...

Beautiful memory.. So many of us take every day life for granted.
My grandfather served in Korea when he was still so young. He will barely discuss any of his memories, but I still thank him every day for being who he is.

skoots1mom said...

BRAVO!!
so PROUD of our vets and what they've done and continue to do for this nation. Prayers for you and your family on this special day of remembrance.
Such an adorable couple and what good job they did loving their daughter :)

Jewel said...

thank you so much for sharing this somber memory with us, Linda. May we never forget what previous generations did to provide us with such precious freedoms. God's blessings to you and your family tihs holiday weekend. ((HUGS))

Just Breathe said...

Thank you to you dad from me! My dad will be 87 this year but he was unable to serve.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

My dad's memories were much like that too. He would cry a lot. I so wanted to get him to Washington to see the WWII monument...but it was not meant to be. I went in his place....stood there and cried like a baby. God bless you and yours today.

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God Bless your Dad. Tell him thank you.

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