I don’t need to tell that it’s Memorial Day, the day we honor the men and women who served and often died for our country and our freedoms.
There is one such man who was in my life who served during WWII in Germany, Uncle Ray. His name was Ray Warmker, and when he came home from the war, he never talked about his experiences.
He quietly picked up his life becoming a car mechanic, and then eventually owning his own garage. He was a Ford man all the way. He worked on other makes, but he always said Ford was the best made American car.
I remember Uncle Ray as a patient, gentle man. He loved to be around family, to have picnics and other family gatherings. At these times, he spent time with his boys, his nieces and nephew. After dinner, he had all of us outside playing softball, touch football, and croquet in the summer, then making snowmen, riding sleighs, or playing cards in the winter.
This was the American dream, and it was what he fought for. To my American hero, Uncle Ray, he died at the young of forty-eight even though he made it home safely from the war.
There are so many other veterans from other wars out there who deserve our thanks. Please take the time to thank them and shake their hand when you meet them.
I hope everyone will leave a comment about their war heroes.
Happy Memorial Day!