Friday, November 11, 2011

Buster's Flag

My uncle Leonard Albert Gallant, U.S. Army Air Forces, hometown Norway, Maine was killed in World War II. This flag draped his coffin when my grandparents received his remains. Josie and Albert were generous, kind, and so loving to us. I'm so happy I never had to look up at their faces on this day.
Happy Veterans' Day!

16 comments:

  1. Here's to Uncle Leonard. Thank you.

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  2. My soon-to-be uncle was also killed during the DDay invasion - but he was aboard one of the ships.

    May we never forget the sacrifices of those who fought and died in the ships and on the beaches!

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  3. Thank you for remembering Veteran's Day... a lovely tribute to your Uncle...

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  4. The day does not seem as memorable in my country anymore...so sad. I recall Armistice Day as a time when we sold and wore red paper poppies with a significant stop at 11 am in the classroom when we stood and paused to remember all the soldiers. Doesn't happen anymore; haven't seen a red poppy in decades.

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  5. You'll still see the poppies on the lapels of WW2 vets at parades today. But you are right they used to be EVERYWHERE.

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  6. magiceye said it best...lovely tribute.

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  7. Lovely post. We still wear poppies here and this year there seemed to be more than I have ever seen before on people of all ages!

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  8. God Bless our troops, past, present and future... Thanks to Uncle Leonard for his service.... Let's NEVER forget.
    Betsy

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  9. A great photo for a touching story. I hope we never forget and we won't as long as we keep telling their stories.

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  10. A beautiful personal tribute.

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  11. 3 out of 4 of my great-grandfathers died in WWI. No flag for them.

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  12. It's a beautiful homage to your uncle, a brave man!
    Hugs
    Léia

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