Sunday, May 26, 2013

Remembering Those Who Gave Their All

I am grateful for those who have served their country to protect me...

...but, I am sad for those who lost their lives doing so.

Genealogy research has always been a big part of my life. In those searches for family 
members, I found many who served their country and came home
...and sadly, many who didn't. 
Beverly Seaman and others of his crew were killed in a bombing mission during 
World War II. He served with the 742nd Bomber Squadron, 455th Bomb Group. 

Beverly was my 1st cousin once removed. I never met him...he died long before I was born.

This one came home and I am so grateful for that!

6 comments:

  1. I am also big into ancestry!! My family has served for generations my son, myself and brother, my father and his brother, 3 uncles on my mothers side, my grandfather, his father and his father going all the way back to the civil war we had family on both sides fighting. I love reading old letters and getting to know their stories!! I am thankful for all who have served!!

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  2. What a happy day that must have been when he came home !

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  3. What a sweet tribute! I am in CA babysitting for a daughter in law who is still in the Navy. I don't think non-military families really understand the sacrifices that are made on their behalf every day! And to think many, many have given their lives so we could be free!
    Thank you for the reminder.
    See you tomorrow!

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  4. Very nice. I agree with Linda, too many folks have no clue as to what our military members and families go through.

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  5. Very nice. I agree with Linda, too many folks have no clue as to what our military members and families go through.

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  6. Hi Carol, I just love the flower 3-D quilt. And thanks for the tutorial. I have to put it on my long list of things to try. The buttons really give it a vintage touch.
    (That's why I love all of the blog hops that Madam Samm creates. Also something new.
    I appreciate the mention of the sacrifices of our military. My husband is a Vet .
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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