Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WWII Memorial

The WWII memorial was much larger than I expected it to be. It was another beautiful war memorial that struck close to home as my great-grandfather was a marine during the war.  He never told me very much about it. One story he would tell was when he was in charge of sending and receiving the men to and from Iwo Jima. He said when they left they were so excited about serving their county and getting to fight. When they returned they were completely different people. They were boys turned men who had seen and lived the horrors of war.

The military seals

Never forget POW/MIA

It is so beautiful at night!

Daddy and me

"They have given their sons to the military services. They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels. They have made the planes and welded the tanks, riveted the ships and rolled the shells." President Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won. The skies no longer rain death - the seas bear only commerce -  men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight. The entire world is quietly at peace." Get. Douglas MacArthur

"They fought together as brothers-in-arms. They died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation." Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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