Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Monday That Should Have Been

If the computer hadn't messed up, this would have been my Memorial Day blog.

I used to think that Memorial Day was for those that died at war, but since I began losing the veterans in my family I've started including them - they served, they came home, they lived their lives and are no longer with us.

My family veterans that have left us:

The Civil War

John William Smutz (the only one that did not come home. Battle of the Wilderness, KIA, May 5-6, 1864)


John E. O'Connell
Glenn A. Trotter
Frank O'Connell


(This also includes Glenn Trotter, who served in both "big wars")
Harry E. Mardis
H. James Mardis
Richard Mardis
Mario Carli
Walt Watson
Golda O'Connell Trotter
Thomas O'Connell
Dorothy Rhodes O'Connell
William H. Proudfit

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.


Bebo said...

May I include my veterans?

Howell Mitchell

Johnny Henson
Tony Childs

Brandy said...

Beautiful post. Thank you for remembering those who others forget.

Susan said...

Wonderful post.