Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Veterans Day
Formerly called Armistice Day 
marked the end of the war to end all wars, 
World War I.  
This photo from History of Veterans Day
was taken two minutes 
before the armistice was to go in effect
 shows soldiers  from the 353rd Infantry
near a church in Stenay, Meuse in France.  
My mother's dad served three years in the 165th (Mine)
of the Company Coast Regiment
of Artillery Corps.

My information comes 
from his discharge papers.

Since I was born before
America entered into World War II,
I have faint memories of being aware
that three of my momma's
six brothers were overseas serving.
Uncle Raymond was in the Navy.

Uncle John also was in the Navy, 
but he was attached to the Marines
 as a corpsman.

Uncle John was only 17 when he enlisted.
Obviously, he did not tell his true age.

Uncle Roy was in the Army.

My grandmother must have done 
some heavy praying during those years,
what with three sons being 
put in harm's way.  I know that I would
in her position.
Because of her brothers, my momma 
fostered respect and love
for the veterans
by joining the VFW Auxiliary.
She served that as president
and many other offices.

linking to Vintage Weekly #85


Stewart M said...

I can't imagine what it must have been like for those let behind.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Norma Ruttan said...

and imagine, this came just a bit after enduring the Great Depression here in the states! My grandma never shared her feelings about any of this so I was slow in visualizing what a great woman she was!

The Artful Diva said...

interesting post - thanks for sharing

Jane said...

Wonderful collection, thanks for sharing them :)