Tuesday, November 11

In honor and remembrance - Veteran's Day

This is my dad, Melvin Linn, in a photo taken somewhere in Germany in 1945. He served with the 94th Infantry, U.S. Army. Today is Veteran's Day and we honor and remember all those who served their country. As most of you know, my dad passed away last spring. He talked often of the war. The experiences of his time in the service stayed with him all his life. He was proud to be a veteran.
Today there will be services around the country in honor of all service men and women. A service will be held here in Henderson in the afternoon, and I will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America and remember my dad. I'll also remember our friend, Danny, who lost his life in Vietnam and all those who gave their lives for our country. We are blessed that they served for us.

6 comments:

Kritta22 said...

What a great picture! It says a lot! Thanks for sharing!
PS I love the new quilt on top...story behind that one?

Sandi said...

The story is coming. :-) I have so many ideas and quilts and such that I have a hard time figuring out which ones to post!! Just stay tuned!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm sure you have done or will do a lovely job. Have a nice day.

Janie said...

My father also was in the 94th...HQ302 Staff sgt. Elwood (Scoop) Ponath. He passed away 8 years ago. We attended several of the 94th reunions,witch he enjoyed meeting and talking with all of his friends.
Janie in MO

trashalou said...

Yesterday was Rememberance Day here in the UK. At 11am the streets weresilent and everyone stopped for two minutes while we remembered.

Lest we forget.

Nihal said...

Remembering past is essential for a bright future. And we should always find time to celebrate this day. I'm glad you did. My Best Wishes on Veterans Day, Sandi.

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