Friday, November 10, 2006

And Then There Was One



In memory of Earl McRae,
27 May/1920-----22 Sept. 1942

Pictured on right,
standing next to his brother,
my father.
Such a short time between the dashes---
How sad we have no memories of an Uncle Earl,

or unborn cousins-
But we remember
Your valiant service and sacrifice
And the pain of your loss

Still dwells in the heart of
Our father-

Our loss!!

9 Comments:

Blogger Funnyface said...

Thank you for sharing the picture.Our fathers payed the price to keep us free.God Bless Them All!!

November 10, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger Traveling Man said...

Just a minor correctiom. Earl and his crew crew were lost on a raid on Hanover, Germany on the night of 22/23 September 1943.

November 10, 2006 6:13 PM  
Blogger Camper Chick said...

Hello,

Many people went through a lot of pain and sufring during the wars. I greatly respect the courage they had putting their lives on the line for people they haven't even met.

So thank you so much to them and they will never be forgotten. Because they did pay the price for our freedom.

Lots of love,
Ashes

November 10, 2006 6:17 PM  
Blogger Tuffysmom said...

Oh Sue..you are so thoughtful. I watched the CBC news tonight, and they showed the pictures of all the young men who have died in Afghanistan...and I teared up so bad, I couldn't see anymore. All those young men...all those mothers, wifes, sisters, brothers....lives changed forever.

November 10, 2006 9:18 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I can not even begin to imagine the pain and suffering and the lives that those soldiers lived . They were so brave , put their lives at risk for our freedom . I have tears when I hear about each and every one that was lost war...

November 11, 2006 10:14 AM  
Blogger H said...

they are both very attractive.

hmmm.

sigh.

Nanstah. War is a terrible thing. and Kurt Vonnegut writes about it wonderfully in Slaughterhouse 5.

November 11, 2006 1:45 PM  
Blogger NanNan said...

Thank you all for the comments; I agree, war is senseless-- when will we learn???

November 11, 2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger NanNan said...

Dear H: Yes, I read Slaughterhouse 5---- in fact I read all the Kurt books I could find----- he manages to insert his disdain for war in most of his books--- Thanks-

November 11, 2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger lovesjazzlovescoffee said...

To have lost a brother that was so close....the heart never heals but we must go on.....he's been a very brave man!!

November 11, 2006 10:55 PM  

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