Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our freedom.
And the greatest thank you goes out to those who paid the ultimate price.
At the Douglas County Tea Party on June 4, 2010,
a marine surprised everyone and sung that fourth verse of The Star-Spangled Banner
O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Sixty-seven years ago …
My grandfather got injured on D-Day. I never knew much about his time there until he was in his late sixties.
He said that when they were in those transport boat things (I forget what they are called) that took them into land, he hopped up on the top edge of the thing and sat there. He got yelled at and told to get back down………which he did. I think he said he got up there because he was feeling seasick down in the bottom of the thing.
He was a medic. He said the only thing that really got him scared while he was in the war was strafing. He said that would terrify him when it happened. He said he never worried much about anything else. Tell you what-I believe that!
He also said that they got so little sleep, that sometimes he would crawl under a tarp that covered a tall stack of corpses, cover himself with one edge, and take a nap. It was the only place the medics could dodge to for rest.
Wow. Thank you, ladysforest, for sharing that.
Remind me to tell you the story about “Alice Kaput” some day.
I’d love to hear the story. Can you share it publicly here, or do you want to send it to me privately by email?
I’ll put it up here soon. Just remind me – I’ve been distracted like a bandit lately!
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