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Monday, May 25, 2009

My Daddy Was A Soldier.........

This post is in honor of my Dad a Purple Heart Veteran of the Korean War. He died at the age of 45 in 1976 and was buried with full military honors. He taught my brother's and I our love for this country with his unfailing love for America. I still fly Old Glory in the front of my house every day in his honor.......in honor of all servicemen and women from around the world who have given so much for our freedom.

My most prized possession is the American flag that draped his casket. Folded so nice and neatly by his comrades it rests in a beautiful wooden triangle case over my fireplace with his picture.

Thank you Daddy - - - you're my hero!!!

Thank you to every American soldier and their families.

This is one of my favorite picture's in the whole world of my dad on a little R&R with his buddy in Korea. That's my daddy on the left with his beautiful smile..........



You probably don't know his story

Most will never speak his name

You won't see him in your dreams tonight

But you owe him just the same



Since that awful day in September

He's proudly stood to fight

To serve his grieving nation

He needed to do what was right



He'd never admit to being a hero

That's not was heroes do

Instead of basking in the limelight

He's fighting for the red, white, and blue



Every moment he misses his family

Every day brings another fight

But, it's a small price to pay for freedom

To let his son sleep safe at night



He never asked to leave his family

He didn't ask to go to war

Never once has he asked himself

What in the hell am I fighting for?



Let somebody else fight for freedom!

I'm tired of getting low pay!

This is what I get for the sacrifice,

Of giving my life away?



He proudly serves his country

He wears his ribbons for all to see

He's served Old Glory with honor

And he's fought for our liberty.


Please remember all of our brave servicemen who have given so much on this Memorial Day.

****"America, America God shed His grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!!"
~~~~America The Beautiful~~~~

Steady On
Reggie Girl

41 comments:

  1. what a handsome daddy he was!! im so sorry to hear he left you so young... big hugs to you and what a lovely tribute to everyone who serves! xox.... annie

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  2. Beautiful, Reggie. Such a loss at such a young age. It is important to never forget them. xx♥

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  3. Both my father and step-father fought in the Korean War. They were both from the south so they were stationed in Germeny with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Love the poem it is beautiful...did you write it? I am going to post a link of it on my blog...tooo beautiful not to share.

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  4. Oh I love that you shared, and that photo is great. I can see your smile shining through!

    Have a great MD, relax, eat some good food, and we remember together!

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  5. You dad was so handsome. I have the flag that was on my dad's casket too. Such a keepsake. Have a great Memorial Day ~Natalie

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  6. What a great post. I totally agree with you - we should all be so grateful!

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  7. A lovely post, Reggie Girl.

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  8. Beautiful post. Your Daddy sure was handsome. What a hero!

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  9. Wow Reggie...that was beautiful and so touching. Know that I am grateful to your father for what he has done for all of us.
    He certainly was a handsome young man!
    Stay proud of being a child of such an Honorable American Military Soldier!!!!
    everything vintage

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  10. Such an engaging smile your father had. So sorry for your loss and I am grateful to him and all of those who have given so much for us.

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  11. He sure was handsome.:-) My dad also served in the Army and my husband is former Air Force, so we're big on the military in my family, too!

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  12. Good morning Reggie,

    It's the men and women who have honorably served in the US Armed Forces that preserve the nation we live in. Those who fought, died, or survived the battles of war paid a steep price. Like you, I am humbled by their sacrifice and comittment.

    I too am thankful.

    U

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  13. What a wonderful Dad you had!!!!! I'm sorry for your loss...he was a handsome and great man! God bless you, your family, and all our military men and women! Happy Memorial Day!~Janine XO

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  14. Oh a very Handsome Daddy, sorry for your loss at such a young age! I see your smiles like his. Yes Bless all those who fought, died, or survived the battles of war and paid a steep price for us.
    Have a beautiful day!

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  15. Lovey tribute to your dad and all that have served so faithfully.

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  16. As we laid my father in law to rest this week with Military honors it was one of the most emotional moments of my life. I couldn't help but think of families everywhere experiencing a loss of a loved one who believed in our country.

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  17. Reggie Girl - Thanks for the reminder!

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  18. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to you, ReggieGirl. A lovely tribute to your father. My dad was a Navy man in both WWII and in the Korean War. My parents lived in FL then, where my 2 oldest sisters were born. He served in the Pacific and I remember him telling us stories about then, the good and the bad. He too gave us all a love for our country and a strong respect for the American flag. To this day, I cry when ever I see the flag, and know how much it must have effected him to sail into the harbor in CA coming home from the war and seeing the flag again for the first time. He gave me a real deep love of my country, which has grown even stronger since moving out of it to be with my love! Thinking of you today, girlfriend, Debby

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  19. Oh Regg, Your post made me cry. My Daddy served in the Navy --but came home and lived to the age of 79. Your Daddy died so young. I'm sad about that---but I do love your attitude. Keep flying Old Glory!!!! Those men and women who died for us died for our FREEDOM. Your Daddy wouldn't have changed that for the world.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. God Bless your dad and thousands more like him.

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  21. Your Daddy looks like he had a warm heart - what a great smile! You wrote a beautiful tribute!

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  22. Ditto on Secondary Roads. ;-)

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  23. Reggie Girl, thanks for the patriotic post. Thanks to your father, also.
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  24. How blessed you are to call such a fine man, Dad. How blessed he is to call you, Daughter!
    Such a beautiful smile!
    We will never forget!
    ~AM

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  25. I know you are so very proud of him!What a wonderful post!My dad served in the Vietnam War and I'm lucky to still have him with me!Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day! Hugs to you!
    Tracy

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  26. Amen to all...a beautiful post..one of unconditional devotion!

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  27. Beautiful, wonderful post! The poem gave me chills up & down my spine...

    I too, am proud to be an American!

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  28. Remembering with you RG...always. Freedom is not free. Love you girl.

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  29. Your dad is a very handsome man.

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    Gordon

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  31. Amen! What a great post!

    We owe so much to the American soldiers who have fought and are fighting to protect not only our freedom, but to help those in other countries win freedom from oppression and terrorism!!! We also owe our Thanks to the military families for the sacrifices they have made and are making. To those who have lost loved ones so that we can live in peace...they have made the ultimate sacrifice.


    Happy Memorial Day.

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  32. Such a great smile and oh so handsome! Love this post and thank you for sharing such sweet memeories of your father.
    Peace.

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  33. Hats off to you for being a proud daughter of a military dad. What a beautiful post honoring military servicemen who battled in war, some didn't have the chance to go back and some are still serving the country (like my husband) wherever the place they may be.

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  34. Great post, great photo, great dad.

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  35. What a wonderful tribute to your father! I love his smile. May peace come upon all parts of our world.

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