Gratitude Shall Not Sleep - Military Ancestors

"When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?" - George Canning. Here is a Pinterest board where you can pay tribute to your military ancestor through photos, poems, stories and other items. A virtual wall to show your gratitude for their service.
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Dont kill all the stupid people, Just remove warning labels, funny sign dumb #Handmade #ArtsCraftsMissionStyle

You're my friend.. No matter what..

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The last kiss, a picture from World War II…this is beautiful/heartbreaking

The country's oldest known living veteran, Emma Didlake, died Sunday, just one month after being honored by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Didlake was 110-years-old.

Louis Zamperini...legendary Hero

Bobbie Glen Mills 01 Dec 1935 - 25 Dec 1993 Pvt US ARMY

Donald E. Holt-1954 USMC Basic Training, San Diego, California After high school graduation from Kermit High School - Kermit, Texas

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DUKW amphibious trucks of the 470th Amphibious Truck Company, First Engineer Brigade, bringing supplies to Utah Beach from ships anchored of...

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Louis Zamperini, reunited with his family in 1945 after spending 2 years in captivity. Here, he is hugging his mother as his sisters watch.

The Story: "I was the flight attendant on a Memorial Day flight. Speaking with the passenger in the front row, I learned that the dog pictured was Corporal Kiddy. She had just earned her retirement after 12 years with the U.S. Marines. I made an announcement to congratulate her on her career. The cabin erupted into applause. The corporal jumped onto the nearest lap to graciously accept."

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who as an airman during World War II crashed into the Pacific, was listed as dead and then spent 47 days adrift in a life raft before being captured by the Japanese and enduring a harsh imprisonment, died on July 1, 2014 in Los Angeles at 97. His remarkable story of survival during the war gained new attention in 2010 with the publication of a vivid biography by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”

Boots for each fallen hero during the Afghanistan/Iraq war

While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team. Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family. Must watch the video linked!


Home of Sherlocks: SALUTE TO A VETERAN #genealogy #familyhistory

In Memoriam: Heartfelt poems from bereaved WW1 families #genealogy #familyhistory

The Empire Called and I Answered: Sydney Buckley, Harrier and Army Chaplain #genealogy #familyhistory

How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey: A Salute To Our Veterans #geneaogy #familyhistory

Genealogy Dragnet: 2014 Veteran's Day #geneaogy #familyhistory