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Service Men and Women

Happy Memorial Day!

May

26, 2014 |

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Just wanted to remember all the men and women who have served our country in the military, and give thanks.

Thank you, for your sacrifice! Thank you, for fighting for our freedoms!

Below is a picture of my grandpa:

Grandpa Sumner is circled (in case you wondered)

He had a limp from a horse-riding accident as a youth and so when he tried to join the Army during World War II, they wouldn’t take him. The Navy wouldn’t. The Marines wouldn’t. The Airforce wouldn’t.

But he felt so strongly about serving our country, that he kept trying. Finally, he was accepted into the Merchant Marines. During his service, his ship was torpedoed and he had to abandon it in shark-infested waters. Despite the chaos, he had the presence of mind to stop and grab his wallet, and because of that, he was able to help out his fellow soldiers when they got back to land (loan them money so they could get a hotel room, and eat and stuff).

I’m so proud of him and all others like him who give and have given of themselves selflessly. Thank you!

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