Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NEVER FORGET, My Veterans Day Memorial

The day set aside for Remembrance of our Veterans is fast approaching and I want to get this posted so that others will have time to pass it on  and/or just reflect on it. This is a special song done by the Oak Ridge Boys. Some of you may have heard it, others not but it is very suitable for this time in our history. 
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)


JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE:
CPL JAMES DAVID BOWERS CPT ALVIN KLASON BROYLES Jr SP4 GARY ALLEN CURTIS
SP4 LARRY GENE CURTIS SP4 DANNY MAX ERWIN CPT EUGENE DELANO FRANKLIN
SGT CHARLES HARTSELL GOBBLE PSGT WILLIAM LEONARD GREENWELL PFC JOHN ALVIN HARLAN
PFC KENNETH LEE HINNANT SGT KENNETH RAY HODGE PFC DOYLE HOLCOMB
PFC ARNOLD BRYAN JACKSON SP4 CECIL BEN JONES Jr PFC ANDREW MARTIN LARSON
PFC JAMES HARVEY LEDFORD SSG LARRY JEROME LYONS SP4 BENNIE EUGENE Mc CORKLE
LCPL LARRY DAYTON MILHORN 1LT FULTON BEVERLY MOORE III MAJ BILLY JOE NAVE
MAJ HOMER LEFTERAGE PEASE SGT MICHAEL DEAN RIDDLE 2LT ALLEN TEBBS ROGERS Jr
SGT MARVIN SHELL CPL THOMAS DEAN SNYDER 1LT HARRY RAY STEWART
SSG THOMAS WILLIAM TRUELOVE CPT GORDON O DELL WALSH LCPL JOHN EDWARD WEST Jr
PFC DORSEY BURWIN WILLIAMS LCPL HAROLD WENDELL WILSON PFC EARNEST LYNN WITT
JONESBORO, TENNESSEE:
PFC HAROLD GENE AYERS SSGT JAMES EDGAR BOWMAN SGT CHARLES JESSE FORD
PFC ROBERT GENTRY HODGES CPL JAMES EDWARD HYLMON SP4 RAY MORGAN KEITH JONES
SP4 HAROLD B KING MAJ EDDIE B STORY SSGT LOUIS ROBERT TAYLOR
To those of my high school class and college class who served, fought, bled and damn near died, I salute you.

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. 

14 comments:

sue hanes said...
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GM Roper said...

Ticker, thanks for posting this. We can never honor the veterans enough. I'm grateful my dad survived 3 shooting wars (32 years active duty) and though both my middle brother and I served, we didn't have to experience the horrors of combat. To those that did, God bless you and take from you the bad memories.

Ticker said...

Thanks GM I hope the link worked for you. I have added another link just in case. The song is too good to just let it pass.

Ticker said...

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Debbie said...

Nice post. As to the Oak Ridge Boys, you used to see them on TV quite a bit, but I had almost forgotten about them it has been so long.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Ticker said...

Debbie, I found it to be a very moving song and Joe did one heck of a job getting through it.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome tribute, Ticker! Thank you (and all our Troops/Veterans) for your service to our country!!
Lanner

sue hanes said...

Ticker - I mistakenly put my comment on the previous post.


Although I tried again - I could not get your VD song.

Ticker said...

Those having problems with the link for the song just copy and paste the link.

Ticker said...

You may also use this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lQk27hPzZs

sue hanes said...

Ticker - come on - don't be so mad at me.

I miss you.


Where's your forgiving Christian heart?

:)

sue hanes said...

ticker - still can't get it :-(

Dave Babcook said...

In memory of ww2 vets a song I wrote You Silent Ones Who Rest In Peace to view you tube go to google cookbab channel thank you