I searched the internet for him and his story.
I found some information on ‘The National Archives’ website, but no information I did not already know.
Who is this person, and what is his story?
I know the Name, the Rank, the Branch of Service, the Wars, the Time Lived; but I do not know anything else.
But there are thousands upon thousands who rest in peace and who are recognized a few times a year for their life and their time serving us.
My husband served and saw some action and my son serves and saw no action.
Many others have served and are serving that were in action; and many died in action – still many never to return from action.
As I currently live on the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida; I drive by the area of land almost every day.
Upon returning from our recent trip, I once again drove by; but this time it was different – because of the season.
Rows upon rows of them, garnished with wreaths and bows of red to mark the season.
I stood in awe at the site and it reminded me of the sacrifices these individuals made and still make today.
Let us not forget about those serving in the military and are away from family this time of the year.
Let us not forget about those that have served and who rest in peace in our national cemeteries across this great land.
Who are these people, and what are their stories?