Share a story of someone you know who has served our Country
I have a nephew serving with the Delta Force (Army) in the Middle East. I’d never post a photo of him. The danger posting photos of many of our military family members is too great a risk to take. He’s on his 3rd deployment. We all (everyone that’s posted on this thread) are hoping and trusting that all our family members come home safely. We’re very proud of them for serving. This was a choice issue and not due to a draft as was for Vietnam. Our returning veterans from Vietnam were treated like second class citizens. I have great respect for our military and their families. :heart::heart::heart:
This time I think the question of the week was not such a good idea. With so much threat of identifying those who are serving in the military and those who work defense programs are asked not to post information that harm themselves or their family members. No pics here, but I am proud to have a cousin in the air force stationed in Germany..
I will not post a picture but I would like to tell my daddy’s story.He,along with many of his close friends,were drafted for WW 2.Not long after being deployed,he was taken prisoner in Germany at the age of 18.He would never talk about his time as a prisoner while I was growing up,just said it was too hard on him to talk or think about it.
Many yrs later,when he was in the hospital,right before I lost him,he started talking to me about it and the horrific conditions he lived through.He watched his closest friends he grew up with killed in action beside him and thanked God he was not 1 of them but mourned their loss..Then his entire platoon was taken prisoner.The lack of food,horrible conditions they lived in and not knowing from 1 day to the next what his fate would be.He would never tell all the details.I guess he did not want to relive it and I sure did not want him to.
Thankfully they were rescued and he came home a man so thin my grandmother said she could not believe it was him.But he was always such a strong man until the day he died.He was my hero and always will be…He became a nervous man after that but always tried to hide it from us.
..I have the telegram my grandmother was sent when he was taken prisoner in a safety deposit box.It is old and tattered but each time I get it out to read,I can only imagine how she felt when she got it or how he lived through all of it.It makes me cry just to think of it.
I thank each person who has gone to fight for us and the family of them.Everyone’s stories have touched my heart.:heart:
i appreciate your good intent, but I can’t post a picture. My nephew is a Marine and defending our country’s freedom. We are very proud. The Marines instructed all family members to refrain from posting pictures on the Internet and to remove any service related bumper stickers from their cars. With the high level of animosity toward our military from ISIS, this is for our Marine’s safety and family’s safety. I know we post using nicknames, but it’s not worth taking a chance. Again, I know you meant to honor our military, but let’s keep them safe so they can come home to their families. :heart:
My uncle George served in World War 2 in the NavyMy cousin Doug served in Vietman and so did Dennis, who died in an accident on the Naval BaseDoug is still living :)He served in the Army.
Yes and here is the Photo of the Korean War Memorial.
All Veterans who had served and is still serving:)
George pass away of Cancer:)
May God Bless and keep everyone safe:)
Peace and love always:)
Due to security reasons I CANNOT post a picture of my son who is serving our country in the AF.
Therefore I am posting a picture of my late dad and my late uncle. They both served during WW2. My Daddy is the Sailor!
Hello again Adam, so you want a story about those who serve. What about the ones who SERVED? My late husband SERVED in the Vietnam War. He didn’t die there as a Special Forces platoon leader, he died here!! He went through HELL when he came back, as many others did. Does that deserve a $25.00 gift card????
Sorry, but you struck a nerve. I know that you have the best intentions, but I lived this life and don’t want to ever remember it again!!
ALL GAVE SOME – SOME GAVE ALL!!!
Hello Adam, My husband retired after servicing 27 years in the Navy. I was a Navy wife for all those years. I am very lucky to have him back and safe with me now. I know you mean well, however, to keep those who are serving safe, no pictures should be out here for all to see. It’s been seven years since my husband retired and we are enjoying life. We thank for those who have served and for those who are serving and for all they do for us and our country.
Both my family and my husband’s family have a proud tradition of military service. Both of my grandfathers served in WW2 – one with the Pacific Fleet in the Navy and one with the Air Corps/Air Force. (Sadly, both gone now.) Two of my uncles served in the Army, one as a sniper in Vietnam, and yet another uncle with the Air Force. On my hubby’s side, both his father (now deceased) and sister served – his father with the Army, his sister with the Navy.
Finally, my husband was a proud member of the US Army for 21 years until his retirement in July, 2012. He is still serving our country today, just under a different…government agency. Understandably, I am not terribly comfortable posting his picture because of this. However, I am super proud of his patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve despite all of the hardships, dangers, and worries endured.
As a looong time Army wife, I give my most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of the men and women, both past and present, who so generously gave everything they had to give for our nation, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We owe you all a debt that we can never possibly repay. :heart:
My wonderful SIL is deployed. I wouldn’t feel comfortable posting his photo under the circumstances and certainly without his permission. And I know he feels strongly as I do that Memorial Day is a legal holiday to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and died serving our country.
Originally known as Decoration Day after the Civil War, it was renamed Memorial Day after WWI and expanded to honor those who died in all U.S. wars. Also, on Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance is observed at 3 p.m. local time so that we can stop and take a minute to think about those who passed.
To celebrate those currently serving in uniform, the 3rd Saturday in May is designated Armed Forces Day. We celebrated the day last Saturday and should keep the two days separate as intended. Let’s not diminish the meaning of Memorial Day. JMHO
Hi Adam, after thinking about this request, I have reservations. I feel that we are proud of our military personnel. I think that we should appreciate and support them, but I agree with LoriW57 and Massha.
I know it was well-intentioned, but…
Adam did state that this was a dual purpose: To acknowledge Memorial Day AND remember those who are currently serving. We can do both. And while I acknowledge the current danger that military personnel and their families are in on a daily basis, here and abroad, not acknowledging them in any way you see fit sort of goes against what they are serving for. I do respect everyone’s right to make that decision for themselves and their family and am fine with what everyone else has said. Not trying to start a debate. :heart:
I would not feel comfortable posting a photo either of current military members due to the whole world situation we are facing. also memorial day is for those who died in service.
With my father’s permission I proudly post his picture! He served in the USMC during the Korean war. 1950-1953. I have other family members currently serving in different branches of service as specialists . So to keep them safe from harm know that even though you may not see their pictures here; they are committed and continue to prominently serve our great nation!
Adam….. is that not too much of an unveiling of the poster’s identity? I appreciate the intent behind you asking this, but something like this would probably be best left for Facebook…
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05.31.16 12:15 PM