I’m traveling in England and we stopped at Pateley Bridge and went to the Nidderdale Museum. As we walked through the museum enjoying the exhibits, we saw an area on World War II and I was shocked by the details of war rations. War rations in England started in January 1940 and meat was the last product to be de-rationed in July 1954. Can you imagine having only 2 oz of cheese and butter for a week?
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for all of those who have died in our nation’s service. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who died for our freedoms and also to thank our allies who have fought beside us.
A special thank you to the following men in my family who served:
World War II:
My grandfather in the US Navy
My husband’s grandfather in the US Navy
My husband’s grandfather in the British Army.
My father in the US Army
My father in-law in the US Navy
Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom:
My husband and I alongside numerous friends and family.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.