Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

In light of today being Memorial Day, I thought I'd post a couple of pictures from my time in Hawaii.  Specifically of the USS Arizona Memorial, which is the site of my great-uncle's grave.  His name was William Curry, and he is listed on the memorial wall, as you can see in the picture below.
My grandfather was supposed to arrive at the naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941.  His ship was detained leaving San Diego and due to the attack on December 7, they arrived on Christmas Eve 1941.  He was issued a torch cutter and locker upon arrival at Pearl Harbor and sent to begin salvaging right away.

My family has proudly served our country for many generations, and I hope that I will never forget the legacy that they have left.  During World War II, one grandpa served in the Navy all over the Pacific during many different campaigns.  My other grandpa served in the Army in Europe.  My Dad also served, which allowed me to grow up experiencing different cultures and meeting people from different walks of life.
One of my favorite quotes in regards to freedom and remembrance is one from John F. Kennedy, "The cost of freedom is always high - and Americans have always paid it."  Remember that as you read this post & think of our service men & women who have paid that price.

1 comment:

Eva Rose said...

Nice blog post and beautiful pictures!