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Memorial Day 2017

susiesusie Member Posts: 7,033 ✭✭✭✭

Memorial Day keynote speech given by my late husband in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, May 2017. He passed away in August of that year at the age of 56. Cancer took him after doing two different tours in the Middle East.


  • William81William81 Member Posts: 23,041 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for posting this and for his service..

  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 23,836 ******

    To you husband and Uncle Junior, we owe you a debt of gratitude we can never repay.

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 30

    Makes me wonder if those pit fires in Iraq war was a reason for his cancer. I had a cousin who was in Vietnam that sprayed agent orange over the jungle canopy and died of cancer close to the same age as your departed Husband.

    In any-case all veterans should be honored today for their service and everyday for all the freedoms that we have to enjoy today.


  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 22,348 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for posting sorry for the loss of such a good man

    May he RIP

  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 37,978 ***** Forums Admin

    So sorry for your loss, but thanks for sharing your husbands speech. Very touching.

  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 63,797 ******

    I remember this. Thanks for posting.

    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 11,436 ******

    Susie, I am very proud of the way you have stood strong through the great loss of your beloved husband. I cannot even imagine all you have had to endure.

    Thank you for sharing this!


  • grdad45grdad45 Member Posts: 5,026 ✭✭✭✭

    I took part in a Memorial Day event yesterday at our local Memorial Wall. I'm proud to say I was asked to announce some of the names of our local men and women who did not return. Two of them were classmates, one, an Army Captain who was KIA near Saigon in 1968, the other a Navy pilot who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1970, his remains were recovered and brought home in 1978.

    I came home unscathed, but have a lot of memories I will carry with me forever.

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