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
(This also includes Glenn Trotter, who served in both "big wars")
Harry E. Mardis
H. James Mardis
Golda O'Connell Trotter
Dorothy Rhodes O'Connell
William H. Proudfit
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.