Memorial Day 2008
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Since Memorial Day is a veteran's holiday, I decided to place it here instead of in the Shooting the Breeze category. Please post all you Memorial Day wishes, photos, rememberances, etc. in this spot.

 

I'll start off with a photo Jim Hennessey, 87th Inf Div, sent me. To the unknown soldiers!

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NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY MEMORIAL , Utah Beach , Sainte Mére L'église

Anniversary D-Day 2007

 

VEE

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#3

Here's a poem John McAuliffe, 87th Inf Div, sent me. Thanks sir!

 

MEMORIAL DAY

 

The bugle echos shrill and sweet,

But not of war it sings today.

The road is rhythmic with the feet

Of men at-arms who come to pray.

 

The roses bloom white and red

On Tombs where weary soldiers lie;

Flags wave round the honored dead

And martial music cleaves the sky.

 

Above these wreath - strewn graves we kneel,

They kept the faith and fought the fight.

Through flying lead and crimson steel,

They plunged for freedom and the right.

 

May we, their grateful children, learn

Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,

Who went through fire and death to earn

At last the accolade of God.

 

In shining rank on rank arrayed

They march, the legions of the Lord;

He is their Captain unafraid,

The Prince of Peace...who brought a sword.

 

Joyce Kilmer: 165th Reg't; 69th Division

Poet/Soldier: KIA July 30, 1918 WWI

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#4

Sent to me by James Bird - 45th Inf Div

Bill Mauldin wrote in his book. The Brass Ring about the 1945 Memorial Day ceremony at Anzio-Nettuno Cemetery.

 

Mauldin told how General Lucian Truscott turned his back on visitors and VIPs and spoke to the dead. He apologized to the dead for their presence here. He said everybody tells leaders it is not their fault that men get killed in war, but that every leader knows in his own heart this is not altogether true. He said he hoped everybody here [deceased veterans] through any mistake of his would forgive Him. but he realized that was asking a hell of a lot under the circumstances. Truscott did say he would not speak about the glorious dead because he didn’t see much glory in getting killed in you late teens or early twenties. He promised that if in the future he ran into anybody, especially old men, who though death in battle was glorious, he would straighten them out. He said he thought that was the least he could do.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#5

From Rocky J Squirrel (alias Roque Riojas - 34th Inf Div), also now known as REAR ADMIRAL! Rocky I know they are going to start askin' questions! :frown:

 

I JUST RECV'D THIS FROM OUR STATE COMMANDER OF THE,"AMERICAN G.I. FORUM'', MAYBE YOU CAN PASS IT ON. HUGS, many, ROCKY

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540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#6

Fallen Comrades

Thank You For Your Eternal Gifts

Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

May You Rest In Peace

Jim Hennessey

87th-Inf.Div.

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#7

M-1-------MY REAR IS ADMIRABLE ESPECIALY IN A SHALLOW FOX HOLE. :armata_PDT_23:

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#8
Hey Rocky, I got your email about them not being able to FIX your rank of Rear Admiral online! Guess we'll have to keep saluting you until they demote cha! :pdt12: Anyway, thanks for your PDF contribution on Memorial Day.
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#9

I WONDER IF THERE IS A REAR ADMIRAL OUT THERE SOMEWHERE AND

THEY GOT HIM AS A PFC, ARMY, HOPE SO. BUT IN THE MEANTIME.

TEN-HUT!! ole squirrel sure do git around. Just got word, gonna

shine Monday AM--if it doesn't rain. REMINDER!!!! ALL YOU VETERANS,

WEAR YOUR RIBBONS MONDAY AND STAND TALL !!!!!!!!

ROQUE (Rocky) :armata_PDT_37:

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#10

This is from Al Panebianco, 45th Inf Div

 

http://home.comcast.net/~nw-fla/tribute_flag_B_thompson.htm

 

:14_1_107v:

 

 

This was a card sent to me by Jane and Russ Weiskircher, 45th Inf Div

 

http://www.bluemountain.com/view.pd?i=1921...p;source=bma999

 

Thank you!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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