Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day


We went to the Memorial Day Parade today and I found myself crying because lots of things reminded me of the veterans in my family - my father who was a Navy vet and is online at the Navy Log as a young sailor, my Grandpa Roberts, who never talked about his service in WWI and my great-great-grandfather, George Mifflin Dallas Roberts, about whom I wrote (when I was writing)before the Civil War - he served as a private in the Indiana Volunteers, Company H 66th Regiment . My great-grandfather, Ulysses S. Grant Roberts, didn't seem to serve in the armed forces at all. Perhaps it was because he saw what his father was like as the result of those 3 years in the Civil War...

2 comments:

  1. You got Dad's rate wrong on the Navy Log. he was an HM 1.

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  2. I believe the Log entry is right - he tried to make HM1, but didn't pass the exams.

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