November 10, 2013

Military Monday ~ A Grateful Nation Remembers

The history and meaning of Veterans Day...

A grateful nation honors the past and current service of the United States Military.  


On this Veterans Day, Roots From the Bayou honors and remembers the service of the following Catahoula Parish soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War.

War drew us from our homeland
in the sunlit springtime of our youth
Those who did not come back alive remain
in perpetual springtime, forever young
And a part of them is with us always
~Author Unknown

LCPL Jerry Roy Long, Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

PFC Budrow Bass, Jr., Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

SFC Howard Lee Early, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

PFC Hubert Aaron Erwin, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

SP4 Dave Mayes, Jr., Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

SGT James Hardy White, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

SSGT Jimmy Ronald Walton, Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Photographs and remembrances can be found on the website, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.  Please consider donating to this fund.  From their website:
"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is committed to keeping the stories and lives of the 58,286 men and women on The Wall--as well as all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to country--alive for generations to come."

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