Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - Remembering Our Family Members Who Served

This is a day for quiet reflection of the people in our family who have given military service for our country. They are one of the important reasons for creating a family history and not just a genealogy for our families. Their stories are told through pictures, text and sometimes videos. One large notebook for an honored man, Ben Homer Davis, sits in my office waiting for me to finish scanning the pages documenting his military service in the Marines and later the Navy, including World War II. His story waits to be compiled and written.

There are men and women from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam War and many other military engagements who we honor as a family. Learning about their service and the time period that they lived in will help us to appreciate the blessings that we enjoy as a result of their service. To those who have lost family members in military service our love and appreciation is also directed to you. Many have had to move forward in life without the companionship of a spouse, partner or child. We live in a great country and seeing our flag fly in honor of these heroes is a great reminder today and every day of their sacrifices on our behalf.

Ben Homer Davis

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