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MY THOUGHT 13911
QUESTION 5256: MEMORIAL DAY 142: DID YOU HONOR THE MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN AT YOUR FESTIVITIES AND REMIND YOUR GUEST THAT THEIR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES MADE TODAY’S FESTIVITIES POSSIBLE? EmilKoval©2018

MY THOUGHT 13912
QUESTION 5257: MEMORIAL DAY 143: CAN YOU SPARE A MOMENT OF GRATITUDE TO OFFER A PRAYER FOR THE FALLEN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN SERVICE PERSONNEL?EmilKoval©2018

MY THOUGHT 13913
QUESTION 5258: MEMORIAL DAY 144: CAN YOU SPARE A MOMENT OF GRATITUDE AND CONDOLENCES TO THE SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS OF OUR FALLEN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN SERVICE PERSONNEL? EmilKoval©2018

MY THOUGHT 13914
MEMORIAL DAY 145: AFFIRMATION FROM A VETERAN: I WILL RESPECT AND HONOR THE MEMORY OF MY FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I WILL TELL THEIR STORIES WITH PRIDE. I WILL HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES, I WILL TELL OF THEIR CHARACTERS AND THEIR PERSONALITIES SO THAT ALL WILL KNOW THE BEAUTIFUL SOULS THAT I SERVED WITH. EmilKoval©2018

MY THOUGHT 13915
MEMORIAL DAY 146: REFLECTION 034: I WISH TO TELL YOU A LITTLE THE STORY OF A VETERAN OF WWII WHO HAS JUST JOINED THE RANKS OF THE EVER INCREASING MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. HIS NAME ‘IS FRANK’. HE IS STILL IN MY WORLD. HE WAS A JEWISH BOY WHO GREW UP IN A CATHOLIC NEIGHBORHOOD OF CHICAGO. HE JOINED THE NAVY DURING WWII. HE WAS A GUNNER’S MATE ON A SUBMARINE CHASER. AT THAT TIME, SUB CHASERS WERE MADE OF WOOD AND 110 FEET LONG. IN 1944, HE WAS IN THE LEYTE GULF, WHEN HIS ‘WOODEN SHIP’ WAS HIT BY A KAMIKAZE PLANE, HIS SHIP WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED. HE SURVIVED FOR NINE HOURS IN THE LEYTE GULF. HE NEVER TALKED ABOUT THAT INCIDENT WITH ANYONE. FOR SOME REASON, HE LEAKED OUT SOME OF THE STORY TO ME. FRANK BEGIN TO REVEAL THE CHARACTERS AND PERSONALITIES OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE SERVICEMAN THAT HE WORKED WITH. THERE WAS ALWAYS THAT SMILE ON HIS FACE AS HE RECALLED THEM MEMORY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE STORIES WERE NEVER COMPLETED. BY THE WAY, WHEN HE TURNED 90 WAS STILL DRIVING AND QUITE POPULAR WITH THE LADIES. HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMEN TO THE END OF HIS JOURNEY HERE. EmilKoval©2018

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