11 November 2009

Remember Our Vets!


My dad, who is no longer living, was in the Army during World War II. It wasn't until I was grown that he even spoke about his experiences in this country's segregated armed forces. I can't say that he said anything positive. He nonetheless served his country when called upon to do so. I respect him and all other veterans for their past and continuing sacrifices for this country.

7 Comments:

At 11/11/09, 2:13 PM, Blogger pushingtide said...

Awesome Surfsis. And thank you Mr. Surfis

 
At 11/11/09, 3:00 PM, Blogger Christian said...

Good looks run in your family!
And good on your dad for serving in the military despite the awful treatment he and other segregated soldiers received.

 
At 11/11/09, 4:09 PM, Blogger Jamie Watson said...

What a lovely man.

 
At 11/12/09, 7:25 AM, Blogger Alan_M said...

We will always remember...

 
At 11/12/09, 3:33 PM, Blogger gracefullee said...

Respect to your dad.

 
At 11/13/09, 9:21 AM, Blogger El Hefe said...

Thank you.

 
At 11/21/09, 12:24 PM, Blogger dgm said...

When my dad first came to this country from the Philippines by enlisting in the Navy, he had no idea what segregation was. On one of his first trips to the south, the restaurants wouldn't serve his enlisted buddy because he was black, so my dad sat out on the bus with him while the others ate inside. That was his first lesson in this country's shameful history of segregation and he never forgot it--still doesn't like the south. Good on your dad!

 

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