Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

I can't think of a better way to mark Veteran's Day than with a photo of my Dad, a Purple Heart medal awardee, who survived WWII but undoubtedly had his life shortened by the wounds he received in France. He died at the relatively young age of 59: a good and honorable man sorely missed by his family and friends for more than two decades.

Today, I will pray for peace on this planet so that no men and women need to lose their lives because their leaders are consumed by hatred and greed for territory, power and wealth. War is an obscenity which we should have evolved beyond long ago.

2 comments:

Cindi J said...

Today is a day to thank all of those that served in the Military. I lost my dad 5 years ago and he too was a WWII Purple Heart receipient from his wounds in the invasion of Normandy. I sure miss him, but see him every time I look at my son that is currently serving in the US Army as a Green Beret. I am so proud of him!

Kathy said...

Love that photo of your Dad. I have one of mine that looks so similar! So much so that they could be brother!! I thinks its the skinny boyish faces. And many of them were just boys. My Dad missed any fighting in WW11. He tried though and ran away at 15 to join. They found out and sent him home. by the time he was 16 and finished basic the war was over. he did spend time in Germany right after the war.