Memorial Day – Remember Those Who Served!



This is a day to remember those who died.


They put everything else aside.


They fought for your country with pride.


They sacrificed their lives for others.


Unselfishly they did this for their mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.


To all of us they have given their best.


May now in peace shall they rest.


Let us not forget what these brave men and women have done for us all!


My father served in World War II as a Marine. I remember how proud he was of his service. He received a Purple Heart after he was injured in combat.

What I did notice was how difficult it was for him to talk about what he witnessed. He never really talked about the events until one day when I was a teenager.

I pushed him that day to talk about his experiences. All he could say was, “This war is something you can never forget. I lost many of my buddies. They dropped down right next to me. I was lucky to survive with just a bullet wound.” My father passed away after a wonderful life in 2001. I miss him!

Thank you for stopping by!



(Photos compliments of Wikimedia)


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eight children's books for PS-Gr 4, four middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missin g Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. All her books are available on, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working toward publishing one children's book and middle-grade/preteen book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A mystery series for girls and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.
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7 Responses to Memorial Day – Remember Those Who Served!

  1. This is a fantastic tribute to the men and women who served, as well as your father. ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. A great tribute to your dad and those who served Janice. We should never ever forget the sacrifices these honorable men and women made for the freedoms we have here.

  3. A wonderful tribute. Janet

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