Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Travel Tuesday - Veteran's Day 2014

Where will you be today?
What will you be doing today?
Write down the stories for your family, for future grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and on and on.............  don't let those stories stop with you. 
It only takes 4 generations for those stories to be forgotten........


I come from a family of Veterans...........

Lt Col John P Gardner Jr
My father was what they call 'a lifer' He served in the US Army for over 20 years. He started before WWII in the reserve, then joined the Army as a Sgt and worked his way up to a Lt Col. During the WWII he served in the European Theater.......  He also served in Korea. He also served three tours in Germany, with short stays in Ft Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma and Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. 
Retiring from the Presidio, San Francisco, California

1st Lt Mary Jane (Little) Gardner
My mother graduated from Buffalo General Hospital and registered in the Army in the Nurse Corp. She served in many places during the war - Africa, Europe (Italy, France, Germany). Resigning her commission after the war, began a family and continued her nursing career at Burlingame Hospital, Burlingame, California

What will you be doing today?
My husband and I will be attending the services in the morning at the Sylvan Cemetery, Citrus Heights. This has become a tradition for us.

This service is organized by the  American Legion #637 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We will have special guests: Supervisor 4th District Roberta MacGlashan, Citrus Heights Mayor Mel Turner and other members of the Citrus Heights city council, Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd, Citrus Heights Boy Scout Troop #228, the Folsom Harmony Express singers, and the Citrus Heights Police Department Honor Guard and bugler Ray Latimer.

I am so thrilled that the Boy Scouts are involved in the services and flag ceremonies. The Scouting program was a big part of my earlier life with my two boys and my step son and husband- all with Troop #228.
Small world

Enjoy your day. If you have family traditions and stories about this day, write them down. Don't let those memories get lost or forgotten. It only takes 4 generations to lose stories/memories.
Don't let this happen, start writing now.

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