Thank you to all the men and women who sacrificied so that we could be free.
Memorial Day is almost upon us, and while this day may bring to mind BBQ, baseball and the start of summer, I hope we all take a moment to reflect on the real reason for this holiday – the remembrance of lives lost in the service of our country.
My mother and I recently brought my niece to visit Washington D.C.. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the World War II Memorial. This National Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, the more than 400,000 who died and all who supported the war effort from home. It is a beautiful Memorial and humbling to see, set in stone, the major battles that my grandfather and great uncles fought across both Europe and the Pacific.
This website is the culmination of 7 years of digging through basements, reading, scanning, archiving, and storing over 600 letters, photos and other memorabilia that members of my family had saved during 1941 to 1945. The result is 8 boxes of archived letters, carefully organized by family member and date written, as well as numerous boxes of old photographs, brochures and other souvenirs.