Both Husband Walter’s dad and mine were veterans of World War II. They are gone now, but I pause today to thank them and all the other veterans who have served.
Our niece Lauren took this photo of my father-in-law’s marker in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi.
My dad Cecil L. Carpenter
This time two years ago I had joined my mother and friends at her assisted living home for their Veterans Day event. This Veterans Day she is no longer with us.
But her stories of World War II remind me that, on this day as I honor those past and present who accepted the responsibilities and sacrifices of service, I also want to remember their spouses and families. Military families’ lives are marked by those same responsibilities and sacrifices as they work, pray and hope.
Thank you, all.