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Remembering on Memorial Day

Kathryn sitting by my great uncle’s memorial stone

This is Kathryn at 8 months old (Memorial Day of 2001) sitting next to the memorial marker for my great-uncle George Walker. He was taken prisoner during WWII and was lost at sea when the ship he was on (as a POW) was sunk. His marker is in the Marietta National Cemetery. As far as I know, he is my only relative to have actually died in service to our country, but many of my relatives — including my grandfather, my father-in-law, and my uncles — have served.

Today I am also remembering my Grandaddy, who was very proud to have served his country. This hat was one of his favorites, and I have quite a few photos over the years of Grandaddy in his WWII Veteran hat.

Kathryn with Gran & Grandaddy: Memorial Day 2001

To all those past and present who protect our country and preserve our freedom, I want to say a big and humble THANK YOU.

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Joy Ellis

I lost an uncle in WWII. My dad was young when his brother died, but he never forgot him. He also made sure we never did either. Definitely an honor and privilege to remember those who have served and are serving now. I enjoyed reading about your family. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
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Tricia (Hodgepodgemom)

What precious photos, sweet and lovely words and honorable family men!
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Happy Memorial Day! I stopping by from Mingle Monday and it is very nice to meet you!

I will be following you on Twitter!


Robyn OHSH

These photographs are wonderful. I know you adore them and the special memories of your loved ones who served in the military. What an honor.

Thanks so much for linking up to Mingle Monday. I enjoyed reading about your family.


happy memorial day to you too! thanks for stopping by our blog today. 🙂


Such special pictures and memories. These stories humble me, too.

Thank you for sharing a personal piece of our American history!
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What wonderful memories! I haven’t lost any family to war, but both my father and father in law served. My husband is serving now.