What is everybody planning for the upcoming weekend?
My Grandfather was part of the attack on Normandy on D-Day, and very rarely ever spoke of it. He was an active member of the VFW, he wasn't at all ashamed of his service. But he didn't like to talk about what happened, and never got into any specifics. He said something like "A lot of men were killed", but never mentioned whether he was involved. He had some kind of a medal for marksmanship, not saying he was a sniper or anything, just a basic marksman medal, but it was clear he knew how to handle a rifle. I think he some stuff happen that he didn't want to recall.My 96 year old father who died last year around this time, never talked much about his service when we were kids. But in the last twenty years he would relate stories to the grand and great grandkids about some of things he went through. He was a humble man always down playing his part in ww2. I think a lot of men were like that. They had a job to do and they did it. Luckily my dad came out of the experience ok. Some did not of course. We remember all who served over the life of this fine country.
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