Friday, November 11, 2011

11 Today we recognize and give thanks for all our Veterans

This handsome guy is my dad. As a Marine, he served in the Pacific during WW2. Growing up I never really heard war stories from him, it was something he didn't really like talking about. One thing I did know, from a very early age, we were never to wake him up while he was sleeping. Even decades after active duty he'd jump up in full attack mode. The moral of the story - never try sneaking up on a Marine, you'll come out the loser every time!

While I was a history major at West Georgia College (now University) I learned so many more details of the battles he fought in and it's no wonder he didn't want to talk about it. It takes a special person to be willing to fight for their country, regardless of the danger, in order to protect the freedoms we have. We're truly blessed as a nation due to all that have served.

Thank you!


  1. Aww...Daddy Earl! Loved him so much :)

  2. That's a great picture.... and it's one I don't have scanned in my bellah file.... can you send it to me.... He was a special guy.... and very missed....