Saturday, May 25, 2013


I found a box in my storage room. It had old photos and some items from a great uncle who was a Marine. He'd fought in several battles in France during the First World War and then was briefly stationed in Germany before returning to the United States. One piece of paper had part of his handwritten last will and testament.

An envelope in that same box contained the European campaign service medal of another relative who served as a navigator in the bombing raids over Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Years later, he still had nightmares of those missions.

This is the Memorial Day weekend.

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