Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. (Source)

This is a portion of a post originally published in May 2012 and republished on Memorial Day 2013. Sprocket.

My father was a WWII veteran.  He enlisted while still attending high school.  He reported to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center 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.

If you are near a Veterans Memorial today, please try to stop by and visit.