Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day



On this Memorial Day
I'd like to share my Daddy with you.
He fought in World War 2 in the South Pacific and he
was one of the lucky ones ... he came home.
On his return he spent a lot of time at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio.
He didn't talk about the war, just said when he came home he could only eat
life savers and coke.

Daddy died January 1973 from lung cancer.
He is buried in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He had the most beautiful blue eyes.
I miss him.

Rest in Peace, Daddy.



22 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Freedom is not free, as they say. Every soldier and their family pays a price. So many soldiers don't like to talk about their traumatic wartime experiences. My Dad was the same way. He was a WW2 vet too.

deborah said...

Great picture of your dad! My dad was also a vet. My son in law and son are now serving our country. I am thankful for all of those that fight for our freedom! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I understand!!! Miss mine also...if we only knew what they were exposed to...well on second thought ... maybe it's better to not know!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh chérie, this is a beautiful homage, he is adorable and this portrait is wonderful!
Léia and little Luna

MJ said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely tribute:), and what a wonderful picture of your Dad, too. Mine also served, came home, and lived a good life. He died of cancer in '98, and is buried in Arlington. He never talked much about the wars he fought in. He didn't like talking about them. I think he took with him many terrible memories. But I think he took some good ones too:). Much love to you ...

Crafty Christina said...

Thank you for sharing your dad with us today! We should all remember the men and women who have fought for our freedom!

Julie (It is.) said...

What a wonderful photo! My mom has a similar one of my Dad. He didn't talk about the war, either :( Hugs!

Diann said...

A wonderful tribute to your father. Happy Memorial day.

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing your dad with us. He's a handsome man. My dad also served in WWII but never talked much about it.

Cheri said...

Lovely tribute to your father. My hubby is a Vietnam vet and I am so glad he came home from the war. So many did not.

Carolina Mts

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous personal post, Snap. Your Daddy was a handsome one for sure.

Thanks so much for sharing. We don't ever need to stop thanking those service men and women who did (and are doing) so much for OUR FREEDOM. God Bless them ALL.

Happy Memorial Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely tribute to your handsome Dad. Mine was an air force nose gunner flying missions out of Norfolk, England, he too was very lucky to have come home. It's been almost 10 years now since he passed and I miss him every day. xox Corrine

My Grama's Soul said...

My, dad was also a WWII vet. He was stationed in Germany so saw action there. He didn't share many stories either....they went with him to his grave as well.

Beautiful tribute to your father.

Jo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A lovely tribute to your dad! I have a lot of family members to thank, too...including my husband! Enjoy your evening, sweet friend! ♥

Sheila said...

Your father was a handsome young man with a beautiful smile. No matter how much time has passed since our loved ones have passed away I believe they live in our hearts forever. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad. My father-in-law came home too...he didn't talk about it much either. His squadron met every year and kept in touch for a long time...they slowly started passing away or getting sick. He never missed a reunion. Thanks for sharing your dad...

Sall's Country Life said...

God bless you and your daddy!

Barb said...

A handsome portrait, Snap. My F-i-L who is 88 was also in WWII.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A sweet tribute to your daddy on a day of remembrances. Every day needs to be a memorial day.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful tribute to your dad!

Kim Mailhot said...

Girls will always miss their Daddies. What a handsome man. Thanks for sharing him with us, Lovely Snap !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My Dad was a WWII vet also, Snap. He was wounded and sent stateside before the end of the war. Luckily he then met my Mom!