Military during Thanksgiving

 

 

 

The Thanksgiving Day card GP Cox received from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans

I WISH TO EXPRESS MY THANKS TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU !!!  AND MAY WE ALL THANK THOSE VETERANS WHO FIGHT FOR US !!!

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Thanksgiving during WWII…

They’re celebrating Thanksgiving on this very day,

My thoughts are at home, though I’m far away;

I can see everyone, eating dinner deluxe,

Whether it be chicken, turkey or even duck;

The fellows over here won’t whimper or moan,

They’ll look to the next one and hope to be home.

 

Truly and honestly, from way down deep,

They want you to be happy and enjoy your feast.

These holidays are remembered by one and all,

Those happy days we can always recall.

The ones in the future, will be happier, I know

When we all come back from defeating the foe.

_______Poem by an Anonymous WWII Veteran

Thanksgiving

For those of you living where there is no official Thanksgiving Day on this date – look around – family, friends, Freedom and life itself – all enough to give thanks for each day !

 

FROM: PACIFIC PARATROOPER – May you all have a happy and healthy Holiday Season !!

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Please be considerate to those who may not be celebrating…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Military Humor – 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Donald Archer – Omaha, NE; US Army Air Corps, WWII, B-25 navigator

John Boone – Summerville, SC; US Army, WWII, ETO, light mortar, Co. I/319/80th Division

Juan Borjon Jr. – Morenci, AZ; US Army, Spc., 11th Airborne Division

WWII Memorial poem at Arlington Cemetery

Don Dyne – Kelseyville, CA; US Navy, WWII, PTO / Korea, radio tech.

Adolph J. Loebach – Peru, IL; US Navy, WWII, USS Oklahoma, KIA, (Pearl Harbor)

Donald McElwain – Holyoke, MA; US Navy, WWII, PTO, Ensign, LST

Frank Merritt – Broxton, GA; US Army, WWII, PTO

Charles G. Ruble – Parker City, IN; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, TSgt., 441st Troop Carrier Group, KIA (Germany)

Elmo Sepulvado – Zwolle, LA; US Army, WWII, ETO

Gerald N. Wilson – Camden, MI; US Army, Korea, Cpl., 1st Calvary Division, 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 November 28, 2019, in Current News, Home Front, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 160 Comments.

  1. happy thanksgiving to all our troopers who have been sacrificing life and limb that we may all live in relative peace and quiet.

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  2. That’s the most wonderful poem. Reminds me to dig out my book of WWI poetry.

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  3. Happy belated! Omg, I just love your armed turkeys!!!

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  4. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, GP. Happy December. ❤

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  5. Belated wishes for your Thanksgiving gp. I enjoy reading the poetic writings from the old Second World War guys, it always brings the lonesomeness of War home, cheers.

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  6. all the very best soldier.

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  7. This is a very touching poem, thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Very well said. I’m sorry I’m a day late but Happy Thanksgiving! Best wishes from my grey & rainy corner of the UK  ♥
    Caz x

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  9. Reblogged this on John's Notes and commented:
    I’m a couple of days late reblogging this, but I still wanted to share it and add my own thanks to those who are serving away from their families during this US Holiday.

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  10. Thanksgiving wishes, GP! ❤

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  11. I’m a little late for Thanksgiving Day greetings, but as you’ve often pointed out, every day should be a day marked by gratitude and giving thanks. I’ve certainly grown to be grateful for your blog, and your visits to mine. I’ve learned so much — and been entertained in the process!

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    • How nice of you to say so, Linda. And you’re right – everyday we be thankful. I read a line once that stuck – “What would you have today if you only got what you thanked God for yesterday?”

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  12. They are most worthy of thanks

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  13. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my AMERICAN FRIENDS and their incredible SERVICEMEN !!!
    Who have kept us FREE.
    AMEN.

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  14. I am a day late but Happy Thanksgiving to you, GP. 😘

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  15. Hope you had a great day of thanksgiving!

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