Monday, May 25, 2009
Since Tomer is a Viet Nam Vet, I thought that I would start here. Sadly, these Soldiers came home scorned and criticized. I saw first hand the changes that war brings to a persons soul...36 years later...he remembers.
The first time we visited the Wall, it was as if we were standing on Holy Ground. The sights, the sounds. People just standing, staring at a name or seeing the boots and medals of a fallen Soldier, left in his memory. My Tomer, just walked with tears streaming down his face...choking back the sobs that he tried so to control. We, have been here again and the experience was no less moving...55,000 names on a Wall...we remember and are so grateful.
The World War II Monument...In memory of my Daddy who went to war a young boy of 17 and came home a man...forever changed by the horrors seen. But until the day he died...PROUD of what was accomplished...Freedom.
The marker provided by our government to all of the veterans...this lies at the foot of Daddy's grave...as he requested.
My soldier, Tomer putting a new flag on Daddy's grave...Since I can't be in Tennessee to visit your grave Daddy...I will honor you here. I love you and am proud to call you Daddy...I miss you and am so grateful. And Thank you Lord...for we are one Nation under God, indivisible...with liberty and justice for all...I pray that you have mercy on us and heal our land.
Love to All!
Posted by Trish at 5/25/2009 08:29:00 AM