May 30, 2011

Today We Remember

Pvt Worth was my great uncle.  He was killed during the Normandy invasion.

Upon my first visit to the cemetery I was confused as to why his death date on the tombstone was 11 days after the invasion, but of course with the high death toll it took a while for him to be moved from "missing" status to officially declared dead.

According to a soldier in the same boat as him, Ray was killed before he ever left the boat.

I know I share his story every year, and you might tire of it.  Ray left behind no wife or kids.  He was survived by his parents (now deceased) and his siblings (only 2 currently still living).  I fear that Ray's story will be forgotten.

He was a simple farmer who was drafted into the second World War.

It is for him - an others like him - that we pause today and remember.


  1. I don't tire of his story. He deserves to be remembered.

  2. I think it's awesome that you honor him on this day. He deserves to be remembered, and I know he'd be proud to have a niece like you who shares his story with others.

  3. thanks for taking the time to share his story! so many people sacrificed so much.

  4. Whoever tires of a story of the brave men and women that have served or will serve this country for their freedoms obviously have no heart! Thanks for sharing the story!

  5. Keep posting it every year! He, along with the rest, never needs to be forgotten!

    P.S. That was my first time to try that strawberry was orgasmic. LOL

  6. How wonderful that you remember him. I never get tired of hearing about service men and women and what they do and what they have done for our country.

  7. Thanks for reminding us what an extra day off is really about. It is easy to forgot unless you put names and faces with the stories.

  8. I'm glad you tell his story. If you don't, who else will?

    PS: Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I miss your blog, gonna do some catching up w/ my morning coffee today. :)


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