Memorial Day

THIS POST IS UPDATED AND REPEATED TO INSURE THAT MEMORIAL DAY IS OBSERVED FOR THOSE TO WHOM IT WAS INTENDED.

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FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED…. FOR ALL YOUR SACRIFICES…. FOR YOUR COURAGE…. I CAN ONLY ATTEMPT TO EXPRESS MY UNENDING GRATITUDE….

from fellow blogger Lean Submariner @ http://theleansubmariner.com/2014/05/21/how-to-observe-memorial-day/ from fellow blogger Lean Submariner @
http://theleansubmariner.com/2014/05/21/how-to-observe-memorial-day/

Luzon cemetery Luzon cemetery

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Arlington Cemetery Arlington Cemetery

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A new memorial for South Florida. A new memorial for South Florida.

………………………………………………….. THANK YOU……………………………

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Farewell Salute – Frederick Vreuls, 87, passed away in Delray Beach, FL. Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bunker Hill where he earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained from a kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945.

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on May 23, 2015, in Current News, Korean War, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. gp, I am warmed that your Memorial Day tribute certainly honors those who gave their lives but also those includes those who served & lived to see the benefits of their sacrifice in a free America. That has always been a foggy aspect of Memorial Day….the living for whom Veterans’ Day is dedicated. I think it right to include the deceased & the living Vets on Memorial Day. It is what is in our heats & minds this Day. Phil

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  2. Thank you for your service, GP!

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    • I do not wish to mis-lead you. I am in the background, the website is dedicated to my father, Everett Smith (Smitty) and his unit, the 11th Airborne Division. My father, son and uncle served but are no longer with us. Thank you for coming by, please come again and spend a little time with our little group. The readers talk to each other as well as me, share stories, etc.

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  3. Thank you to all those who’ve sacrificed to protect our freedoms.

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  4. I recently read something sent to me by Mustang_USMC that helped gel my lost feelings together. As I’ve tried to express in my stories, Memorial Day is just that: a day to reflect and honor in your heart those that did not come back. On the other hand, they physically did not come back…but those that did carried deep scars for the rest of their lives. Perhaps their souls should be reflected upon also “during” Memorial Day weekend… and as always, I will enjoy my cigar because those being honored allowed me that choice.

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  5. Wonderful collection, GP. We remember…

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    • As I told Curt, I always feel as though I come up short on showing enough for the troops – hence a prelude and actual Memorial Day post. Thank you for coming by, Jacqui.

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  6. I agree with you Everett, that some people tend to forget the real reason. I was reading about our town, Oshkosh and while they have a parade they also scatter ashes of fallen soldiers. There is also a small wall memorial in town. Have a safe holiday!

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  7. Good suggestions on how to observe Memorial Day.

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