Many of our older Vets from WW2 have already passed on and more die each and every day. Those who served in Korea find their ranks thinning each year. And now those of us who served in Viet Nam are finding our ranks thinning as well. They are gone but not forgotten.
Listen to the song and if your eyes are dry at the end perhaps you need to ask yourself why. (Some say the link does not work but this one should do it) http://silverandgoldandthee.net/V/Lil.html
Below I have listed Family and some special friends who have served and I offer a salute to them. The list is also for those who paid the full price on that "blank check" they signed upon entering the Armed Forces of this country.
To those who served this country, I salute you.
To my Uncle D.P.,(Deceased) North Africa campaign, Sicily, Italy Campaign, Invasion of Normandy, captured at Argonne Forest (Battle of the Bulge) and spent the rest of the war as a POW. He was released in 1945, after the war was over. I salute you!
To my former Father in law, now deceased, Milton (Mutt) Boaz) 101st Airborne, Invasion of Normandy, captured at the Battle of the Bulge. and was POW for over 6 months. I salute you!
To deceased Father in law, Rudy Mathis who was at the Battle of the Bulge as well as the Invasion of Normandy recipient of the Bronze Star. I salute you.
To my Dad, Ross T. Williams, now deceased 70th Coastal Artillery, Pacific, I salute you.
To those of my high school class and friends as well as my college class who paid the ultimate sacrifice I salute you. (These listed are but a few)
To those of you who are serving today and are standing in the gap for all of us who no longer can serve, I salute you.
To those who bear the scars , both physically and mentally of those times past and battles you wish you could forget, I salute you.
To my fellow bloggers who served our nation, I salute you.
May God Bless each of you and God Bless the USA.
Thanks to my good friend Old Rose for the link to this great song.