In Memoriam: Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Most of the “Greatest Generation” who fought in World War II are gone,

Having joined by now their brothers and sisters of that ancient era,

Who died, or lived on disabled for years thereafter,

For having put their own lives on the line in defense of American freedom

Some of us always have associated that old variously claimed war song, “Bless ‘Em All”, with Memorial Day – and so, in true alignment with that sentimental connection, we now shall repeat its famous chorus lyrics here in this Pecan Park Eagle column:

“Bless ’em All, Bless ’em All, the long and the short and the tall,Bless all the sergeants and W. O. ones,Bless all the corp’rals and their blinkin sons,‘Cos we’re saying goodbye to them all, – as back to their billets they crawl.You’ll get no promotion this side of the ocean, – so cheer up my lads, Bless’em All.”

In respect and treasured memory of our 0wn fallen family military heroes from all our American freedom wars, we again say here today – Bless ‘Em All! – We owe our freedom to them All!

Have an Appropriately Respectful and Peaceful Memorial Day, Everybody, and try to remember with each breath of freedom you each take – who made it all possible for the rest of us!

Major Carroll Houston Texas San Antonio, Texas United States Army Air Corps Pacific Theater, 1942-44 ~ In Memoriam of Uncle Carroll ~

Major Carroll Houston Texas
San Antonio, Texas
United States Army Air Corps
Pacific Theater, 1942-44
~ In Memoriam of Uncle Carroll ~

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One Response to “In Memoriam: Memorial Day 2015”

  1. Rick B. Says:

    My dad would have been 88 today (he died last June) – he served in the Pacific theater toward the very end of WWII & ended up serving 30 years in the US Army, including combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. Today, I’m thankful that he was my dad and that he served our country faithfully and well.

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