I know that Memorial is a day to remember all that have passed that helped make this country great, I wanted to share with you the men in my Dad’s family that helped keep us free….
This is my great grandfather Jesso O. Burgess who fought in the Civil War for the Union. ( In this photo he is in his uniform) His letters speak of the horror and sadness he saw as this country was torn apart.
This is his grave in Waterloo, Iowa. I have since had a GAR star put on his grave. GAR stands for Grand Army of the Republic, it was for Union Soldiers who survived the Civil War.
It was very important to me that he have one of these stars on his grave.
This is my Dad Charles Robert Burgess (left) and his best friend from Eau Claire, Laurnie Miles. Laurnie was married to my Mom’s first cousin Dode. They are in boot camp in Louisiana. Check out the duds! :) They are about 19-20 years old here.
Here is my Mom Lois, my Dad( on the right) and Laurnie and Dode Miles in New Orleans…I have a photo of me and my husband Wayne at the same statue.
These are some of the people in my family that I remember every Memorial Day….they survived the war, but came back totally different men.
I would love to see photos of some of your veterans in your families too!
Now on a lighter note…Wal-Mart has some really cute red, white and blue items for Monday and for the 4th of July…I only bought a couple of things, but they were great deals!
This is a great dispenser for a cold beverage! It is on the large side and metal…and only 10.00! I had to get one! :) They also had a matching handled tray and I think a big bowl with this pattern. A couple real cute quilts in cute little quilted bags for 19.00 also….
These are just a sample of the paper and plastic items they have, and they have a lot of fun red, white and blue cake and cupcake things too!
If you like them, you might want to go quickly!
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend! I am going to be busy getting some things done in my craft room….more on that later! Thanks for stopping by! :)