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Memorial Day 2018

To our honored dead:

I owe you a debt that can never be repaid.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

And to the survivors… may G-d lift your burdens, may He heal your heart by knowing that your loved one fulfilled a most noble calling.


Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Memorial Day in one picture

I’ve already posted about Memorial Day, and was going to leave it alone until next year, but then I saw this picture.  In one picture it sums Memorial Day up.

Rest well, soldier.  And my heart goes to the woman in the picture.


In Judaism we have a hope for those we love and respect: “May their names never be forgotten.”

And may we, both as individuals as well as a nation, never forget these incredible men and women either.  For on the day we do, if we fall that far, we will no longer be worthy of being a nation.

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:




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



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.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Honor and remember those who have fallen, from the misty depths of time to now.

Honor, thank, and support those who are serving.

Encourage and support those who are considering service and who will make that choice.

We owe you…

About this picture, the grave of my great-great-great grandfather:

Revolutionary War Veteran.

Walter Hunt enlisted in the Continental Army in January of 1776. He served in Colonel John Durkee’s Regiment, Captain Dyer’s Company, of the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army; He was discharged on Jan 2, 1777 in Newtown, Pa following the Battle of Trenton.

He reenlisted on 1 April 1777, in Captain Derry’s command, attached to Colonel John Ely’s Regiment of the same line and service, at New London, Connecticut and served 7 months until Nov 1 1777.

Walter then enlisted in the Marines in January I778 where he was assigned on board the ship USS Oliver Cromwell, commanded by Timothy Parker. He was discharged on September 1778 in New London, Connecticut.