Saturday, November 07, 2009

Veterans / Military

photo hunt

165/365 - Nostalgia

The only military inspired picture I have in my file was this one - a collection of different pictures from my late father's ROTC graduation in college. He so wanted to become a soldier, but his father didn't want him to pursue that dream (maybe because my late grandfather was a World War II veteran and he was a bit traumatized by it).

Like what I told in my eulogy, my father didn't really become a soldier to protect and serve the country, but he did protect and served his family until his death. For us, he will always be our soldier, our hero.

*** Jenn ***

18 comments:

Ordinary Biscuit said...

Cool, keeping memorabilia is fun especially if you could use it like for this weeks theme. Thanks for sharing

hip chick said...

What a lovely tribute to your father.

Lew said...

It is great to have those memories and the momentoes to pass on to future generations.

luna miranda said...

this is a great way to remember your father. yes, our dads are heroes, in uniform or not.

upto6only said...

wow it's great you were able to keep photos.

Happy weekend

jams o donnell said...

A wonderful tribute to your father. Have a great weekend

Hootin' Anni said...

Moving photo....but what you wrote below the photo is really what MOVED me!!!

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chubskulit said...

great hero indeed!

Check out my husband's 20 years in the navy. Have a great weekend!

Arlene said...

Hi Jenn, these are priceless keepsakes of your dad.

Thank you for the visit!

cookie said...

this is so touching...i suddenly remember my own father who we used to call The General :) Para kasing militar kung umasta.

I love the photo of your father in his formal uniform...its so elegant :)

Sassy Mom said...

A truly touching tribute to your father. Have a great weekend!

Joops said...

Its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

Take a look at my HERO

Barbara H. said...

Very nice tribute! A wonderful father and some great memories and mementos.

Dianne said...

It's nice you have your father's things to reflect on. Nice.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous photo of an inspiring collection

Willa said...

Nice tribute to your dad. He looks like Jay, your brother. :)

Marites said...

That's really a nice tribute for your father. It's also good that you still keep his memorabilias.

Susanne said...

Sweet tribute to your dad!