Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

This is a repeat post from last year. Sprocket


Iwo Jima Monument, Washington, DC 

My father was a WWII veteran.  He enlisted while still attending high school.  He reported to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Michigan immediately upon graduation.  He shipped out of San Diego and served in the Pacific on a navy war ship.  His ship was under fire and he saw combat.  When his ship was hit with artillery, fellow shipmates fell around him.  In the mid fifties the Navy honored him with a miniature Iwo Jima statue because his ship was close to that action.

Along with our nation, Trials and Tribulations remembers our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Our prayers are with them and with all the families who are honoring the loss of their loved one today.

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of veteran memorials across the US.  Here are just a few of them.

The U.S. Special Operations Command Memorial,
MacDill Air Force Base, FL

Bloomer Veterans Memorial, Bloomer, WI

 New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park, Albuquerque, NM 

Alaska Veterans Memorial, Denali State Park, AK

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC

Veterans Memorial, Grottoes, VA

Veterans Memorial Park, Winona, MN

Tommy Tucker Veterans Memorial, Friendship Park, Madras, OR

All Veterans Memorial, Bismarck, ND

Veterans Memorial Park, Wichita, KS

Please feel free to share your stories of loved ones who have served in the US Military.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful tribute t your father and to all those courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. I don't have veterans in my family but I thank all veterans for their service. Their sacrifices helped make this country the greatest country on earth. Lets remember them not only on memoral day but other days as well.

On a separate note, it always amazes me how poorly kept our veterans centers are all across the country. They deserve better!