I Remember

This is my Grandpa’s wallet. He died on September 13, 2001. Subsequently, I became keeper of this very personal item and the story of its contents.  Inside this billfold, no doubt the last of several,  my Grandmother found two old black and white pictures, touchstones from my Grandpa’s youth.  The first photo enshrined a fellow United States Army Soldier from his unit who died at the D-Day invasion in WWII. The second picture showed a view of the beach at Normandy.  My Grandpa, wounded before leaving the transport, lived, but most of the rest of the men did not.  He was later wounded again in Italy.  My Grandma kept the pictures. He never talked about them.

So, on this Memorial Day, I remember the men and women who died for the United States of America and for the freedom of the world. I remember fellow graduates of The Citadel who made the ultimate sacrifice in the War on Terrorism.

I remember my Grandpa, his proud display of the flag, his powerful faith, and how he dutifully carried the sacrifice and memory of his buddies with him all the days of his life.

2 thoughts on “I Remember

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: