Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Hero

His letters made it home

But he didn't

He never married

Never knew the joy of having children of his own

He left home a young man to serve his country

He lost his life fighting a war

Freedom is not free

In Memory of a Hero

Opal C Atha


  1. What a sad but lovely piece of history to share. Thank you.

  2. A wonderful tribute to the true meaning of Memorial Day. The vintage photos are beautiful - a good reminder that others paid a very dear price for the freedom we often take for granted. Great post, Tonya!

  3. I never knew. Thanks for sharing.

  4. A very lovely memorial day post. My brother has been in the Army (special forces) for 20+ years. Spent time overseas for the Gulf war, as well as in Afganistan and that area. Also spent time in S. America fighting the drug wars. Thank God he has always made it home to his wife and children.