…and a Soldier Died Today…

Koji Kanemoto has started our Memorial Day weekend off with the proper remembrance and respect that our deceased veterans deserve.

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

Posted on May 25, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 67 Comments.

  1. Beautiful but sad.๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Ze verdienen dit eerbetoon voor 100%

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  3. Moving tribute to our veterans! Haunting music!! I always tear up hearing Taps,

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  4. I have no words gp.

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  5. Very moving, and such a tribute, something we all need to hold closely.

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  6. 28 May 2018,lower flag to half-mast in honor of (from Japan)

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  7. I never cried at Taps til my son joined the Army…then, I realised what it really meant. Thank you for sharing this. xoxoxo

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  8. What a gem to hear.

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  9. A great video and an even better poem. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. This was done so well, with sincere reverence. Although probably not good for me to view this weekend : the son in law, affectionately known as Boofhead, has been given a weeks notice and will be heading o/s in a few days. Seventh tour. The parent within feels sick as a dog, though we continue to smile graciously and beam with pride. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I attended John David Gillespie’s funeral yesterday. He was 93-year-old Marine and served in both WW II and the Korean War. During the Korean War, he served as Lt. John Glenn’s crew chief.

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  12. Whether it is Memorial Day or Remembrance Day the soldier who died in the fight for freedom should always have a place in our hearts any day of the year.

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  13. Now I need my snot-rag as my Dad used to say. And thank you for your service, GP.

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    • Not my service, Tom, I am merely a hidden narrator in all this. But I do pass things on to those who did serve. I appreciate you repecting the troops and here’s some Puffs for you….

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  14. Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder.

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  15. You are too kind, gpcox… Prayers for Smitty and his young, fallen brethren so long ago…

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  16. Wonderful and extraordinary video. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Geez, I have to bring a box of tissues with me to your blog!!

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  18. RT. Thanks to both of you.

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  19. Awesome video, GP. Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Nice reblog, GP. Touching indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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