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.
Last week I posted my Memorial Day post – good thoughts, wrong date… somehow I had the date wrong mentally.
Thank you, from my generation, to all those who fought and died for this country.
I – we all – owe you.
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.
Yesterday I was slammed, but that’s only an explanation, not a truly valid excuse.
THANK YOU. For what you’ve done, for what you offered, there can be no words that truly express my thanks.
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.
Gene Simmons rocks the house for America’s military. Posted before. So what.
To everyone in America’s military: For all you’ve done, all you do, and all you will do – thank you.
A last-minute double-up of Veteran’s Day “Thank you!” Why? Because we cannot possibly thank these men and women enough, or ever dare to forget those who gave that “last full measure of devotion.”