Those who didn’t make it Home

This Memorial Day we remembered our fallen soldiers. We remembered those who didn’t make it home.

I have to admit war is hell! This isn’t about war being hell but saluting our fallen soldiers. They made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom we have today.

This is a picture of my cousin, Joey, who lost his life in the Vietnam War. I was only a year old when he was killed; so I never knew him. I’m not going to dwell on him or how bad the Vietnam War was. I will save the Vietnam War for another blog.

I want to remembered those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I want to honored our fallen soldiers. This is what Memorial Day is all about honoring our veterans and the sacrifices they made. It’s a chance for us to honor those who didn’t make it back home to their family and loved ones.

There’s a Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. to honor them. There’s many unknown soldiers buried in Washington D.C. and other cities as well.

Many of these soldiers were young like my cousin, Joey. They never had a chance to live a full life, get married, and have kids themselves.

I have heard though that the school that Joey went to had his graduation picture up on the wall before they torn that school down to build a new one. Luckily, a family member was able to get his picture for remembrance. Just like, I’m glad that I have pictures like this of him to remembered him; even though I never knew him.

There’s even a Memorial tribute in Hawaii, where Pearl Harbor was attack in 1941 by the Japanese. That was a sneak attack, like the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The navy was dock there on shore leave when this happened. Luckily, my Uncle John wasn’t on board the ship that was bombed. He did lose some friends though.

It’s hard on loved ones when they received devastating news such as hearing that their loved ones isn’t coming home. Parents are not to buried their children and grandparents aren’t to buried their grandkids. That’s does happened in wars.

I remembered hearing stories from a friend of my family. She told me that she first received bad news about her husband being possibly dead. They had a young daughter at the time. It was during World War 2. Luckily, the news turned into good news, when he was found and brought back home. He was given a purple heart from President Truman.

Not all have this good news though. Many received devastating news that their loved ones are not coming home.

I’m sorry that this blog is a little personal. But when you have loved ones who was killed during a war; it’s hard not to keep it from being personal.

Let us honor our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. Let us remember them and the sacrifices they made for our freedom.

If it wasn’t for their sacrifices, we wouldn’t have a long weekend to start summer, by going to the lakes and getting out of town.

When a veteran dies, there’s a 21 gun salute to honor them. I have seen and heard my shares of those 21 gun salutes in my lifetime.

Usually, on Memorial day, they will have a memorial roll call of our fallen soldiers and even veterans who died later on in life. They even honored the unknown soldiers as well.

The unknown soldiers are soldiers who wasn’t able to tell who they were to give their loved ones the news.

Last week, I honored those on the front line of this battle we’re facing with the Coronavirus. Now on this Memorial Day weekend, I honored those who didn’t make it back home.

I miss not knowing my cousin, Joey; but I love, respect, and honor him for his service to this country.

I salute our veterans. Thank you for your service to this country. Some gave all so we can be free. Let us not take our freedom for granted. May their death not be in vain. May their service to this country always be remembered.

I’m proud to be an American!!