Sunday, May 26, 2013

Who We Remember On Memorial Day

ScottTheBadger mentioned his Dad's cousin Lt. Francis Albert Riley, USN.  Lt Riley was aboard USS Albacore SS-218 when she was presumed to have struck a mine on 7 November 1944 near Hokkaido.  All hands were lost.  I got the picture from "On Eternal Patrol", a website dedicated to all men lost while serving in the U.S. submarine force.

I will be remembering my grandfather's brother PVT Dan Kelley, USMCR.  Dan enlisted one week before his 18th birthday; became active duty within 3 weeks and was KIA at IWO Jima a mere 9 months later.

When you eat your hot dog or shop that car sale today, remember you are free to do so because men and women like Scott's cousin and my uncle paid the ultimate price.


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Thank you, Maggie.

Anonymous said...

Lord God, our power evermore
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor
Dive with our men beneath the sea
Traverse the depths protectively
O hear us when we pray, and keep
them safe from peril in the deep