A picture spanning millennia…

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Hat tip to Bayou Renaissance Man’s blog post, where he writes:

This last picture, also from the Imperial War Museum … shows the Royal Navy battleship HMS Howe, passing through the Suez Canal in 1944 on her way to the Pacific Ocean theater of combat, where she served as the flagship of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser during the Okinawa campaign and the final months of World War II.  The felucca in front of her uses a design that probably dates back to the Exodus, if not before . . . an interesting contrast in technologies.

Memorial Day: Remembering soldiers past

On this day we remember soldiers who have passed – whether in active service, or in general.  We owe them a debt we can never repay.

I’m the family genealogist.  Strictly amateur but I’ve managed to discover some interesting things nonetheless.  On the basis of my research I’ve joined the Sons of the American Revolution based on Benjamin Pearson, b. 15 Jul 1754, d. 6 Dec 1825.  I am also the descendant of this man, Walter Hunt:

 

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Walter Hunt was with General George Washington as he crossed the Delaware, shown in this famous picture:

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Thanks to these men, two other ancestors whom I suspect – but have not gotten there yet! – were also Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as countless others I am free and living in the greatest, most exceptional country that has ever been.

May their names and deeds never be forgotten.  And may all those who served our country and are no longer with us be similarly uplifted in our national, and in individual, memories.