May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!


I hope you all have a great day, BBQing, relaxing, thinking about all the sacrifices the men and women in our armed forces have made for our safety and freedom over the years.

My grandfather served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. Isn't this a fantastic photo?

(Thanks to my Mom for the photo and the information.)

This is the U.S. Naval Training School,  Section 5, Division 8, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1942-43. My Papaw's the third from the right, second row from the bottom. What a handsome devil!


  1. Mandy that just beautiful! Thank you...Papaw is smiling!
    <3 Mom

  2. How very special. You made us all smile.

  3. What an amazing picture! I'm so thankful for people like your Pawpaw. My grandfather was also in the Pacific during WWII - he was an electrician in the Army and he changed the lightbulb in Emperor Hirohito's cell after he surrendered. That was his favorite war story :)

  4. Thank you! And that's such a neat story, Megan!