U.S. MEMORIAL DAY

“Taps”   Please take a moment for them before you begin your holiday.

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“Hymn To The Fallen”       Support the troops.

Not every country holds Memorial Day on this date, many are in November when we hold our Veteran’s Day, and I’m certain you have your own ceremonies to display gratitude to your troops.  Shake the hand of a veteran today!

Memorial for Fallen Soldier

 

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Military Family Remembrance –  

courtesy of fellow blogger, Patty B.

 

 

 

 

 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Walter Backman – Aurora, IL; US Navy, WWII, Radioman 2nd Class, USS Oklahoma, KIA

Alan Bean – Fort Worth, TX; US Navy, NASA, astronaut

John C. England – Colorado Springs, CO; US Navy, WWII, Ensign, USS Oklahoma, KIA

Paul Etchepare Jr. – LaGrange, IL; US Army, Vietnam, 2nd LT.

Paul A. Nash – Carlisle, IN; US Navy, WWII, Fire Controlman, USS Oklahoma, KIA

Charles R. Ogle – Mountain View, MO; US Navy, WWII, Fireman 1st Class, USS Oklahoma, KIA

Richard Prior – Reese, MI, US Army, 11th Airborne Division, Medical Unit

Philip Roth – Newark, NJ; US Army (author)

Dominick Santoro – East Meadow, NY; US Army, WWII

Lowell Valley – Ontonagon, MI; US Navy, WWII, Fireman 2nd Class, USS Oklahoma, KIA

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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 28, 2018, in Home Front, SMITTY, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 136 Comments.

  1. A moving picture show.

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  2. Occasionally it’s hard to read your posts gp.
    The glasses fog up and a lot of thoughts rush through my mind.
    Cheers.

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    • I understand, Ian. If it gets to close – stop, no problem.
      For those that were there, few words are necessary. For those that weren’t there, there are not enough words.

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  3. I showed your blog to my family when I was visiting them over Memorial Day. They enjoyed it, and were both a little surprised and touched that a blogger would be posting about our military history. Of course, they don’t roam around the internet the way a lot of us do, but now they’re more interested than they have been. Even though I’m late, thanks from me, too.

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  4. Wonderful serene “Hymn To the Fallen”

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  5. Always a time to stop and say thank you, G. And it goes back a long time. I always include a couple of my uncles with lots of greats in front of their names. They died at Fort Mifflin during the Revolutionary War. On another note, my dad’s Birthday was on the original Memorial Day. He was always disgusted when they changed it to create a three day holiday. As of today, he would be a 114 if he were still alive. –Curt

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  6. A wonderful and beautiful tribute. I’ve fallen behind in my postings but my prayers and sentiments are always there. How grateful we all should be. ❤

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