Five Brothers, One Family

As we recall this Memorial Day all the
sacrifices made, we are grateful as a
country for our liberty. We visit cemeteries,
march in parades, fly the flag, recite the
Pledge of Allegiance and sing our National
Anthem. We are grateful for all the sacrifices


made by those who served in the military.
My father and his brothers were called to
active duty in WW II. I heard the stories when
I became older how brave the five brothers
were. We are a grateful nation and say
thank you with pride and love.


From the young Brownie who carried the
heavy flag in the town parade, I learned
at a tender age to love our country, our flag,
our heritage of preserving freedom at all
costs. We learned about the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights in civics classes. We studied


our history with pride. Reflecting the past,
we teach the next generations to treasure
the gifts of freedom and liberty with pride.
Standing strong and united in love of country and
family, John, Joe, Hank, Al, Stan preserved our
precious freedom that we may live in peace.



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14 Responses to Five Brothers, One Family

  1. You have a rich heritage, and you are passing it along. Marvelous!

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    • Anne, thank you for the great comment. My Dad used to say he was “rich” and then add he was “rich in love.” So, yes, I am lucky to have a rich heritage. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Parking lot services this weekend. We’ll participate online at home. Have a grand weekend. oxox

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  2. Emily Nemecek says:

    Amen! Beautiful post and memories. Grateful for their service and all those who have served as well and continue to do so! Important to honor and recognize the hard work and dedication that they all did for our freedom. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wonderful commemoration of family heritage and love of county, Mary Ann.

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    • Bette, thank you for your kind words today. There definitely is a love a country in my family as probably there are many today despite events of late. We are resilient. May you have a great weekend. Our heat spell is over now with a cooler morning. Be well. oxox

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    A wonderful tribute to your father and uncles! Your post reflects what Memorial Day is all about, respect and honour for those who gave their lives for the freedom we can enjoy today. What we need today is vigilance within our society to preserve the democratic values, which others before us had been fighting for. Great thought-provoking post, Mary Ann!

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    I would like to report that I could not view today’s post ‘Basking in the Sun’. I wonder what went wrong, Mary Ann?

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