Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remembrance

Today is Veteran's Day.

Today we honor all of the men and women who served our country, many of whom lost their lives or suffered grave injuries so we could live the life we choose in a free country.

My Dad was only 17 years old when he left Brooklyn and headed thousands of miles across the North Atlantic. He had never been more than a hundred miles from home before that day in 1942.


He served all over the world, from the Normandy Invasion, to Egypt and North Africa,
To Gibraltar, Ireland, England, France and Russia,
To Okinawa, Saipan and the Marianas, to name just a few.
Daddy survived torpedoes in the North Atlantic and typhoons in the South Pacific. He watched the English Channel turn red with the blood of those whose lives were lost on D-Day and saw the surrender of Japan at the war's end.

All before his 23rd birthday.

So today, let's take a moment and thank the men and women, young and old, who have taken on a job most of us would never think of doing.

Thanks Big Ed for all you did.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I hope you don't think I'm being disrespectful, but why is it that looking at pictures of your dad makes me want to sing like Bing Crosby?

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Totally not disrespectful! Do you not love the photo of him with the guys wearing the fez hats? Daddy would love it that his photos made you think of Bing Crosby :)

Tasha said...

Thank you so much to him for his service. It is people like him that make our country the safe place it is today.

Jo said...

Are those pictures really of your dad? They are amazing. What a wonderful treasure to have. God bless all our veterans.

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Jo, of course that's my Dad!

TherExtras said...

Belated but sincere thanks to your Dad for his service to our country. Feeling the debt. Barbara