|Image source: Rusty Russ|
Two of my uncles served in World War II, and I have many pictures taken during that time. It is not something they liked to talk about. My Uncle Charlie was awarded a medal, and although I've searched high and low, I can't find the paper with the information so I don't know what it was called, but he got it for bravery, leadership and refusing to leave his men under fire even though he had been injured.
He was one of the special men in my life. He was a carpenter by trade, and like my father, he was never afraid of anything.
Here he is with the WWII flag. Notice that this is not like our flag today. This flag has only 48 stars.
So when you plan your celebration, light up the barbecue, or pop the top on that first beer, remember those whose sacrifice made it possible.
And now I would like to leave you with this thought - something Uncle Charlie would say now and then.
If a man's sick he's not well and everything he eats goes to his stomach.