Memorial Day and Remembrance
I watched the show from Washington, D.C. in front of the Capitol Building and was deeply moved by the honories of the show.
PBS did a wonderful presentation and if anyone wishes to send condolences to any military service person that has paid the ultimate price for this country, they can do so by going to pbs.org.
I wish to pay respects to my first cousin William Patania who served during the whole Second World War from North Africa to the end of the War. He served with the Rangers and when his outfit was depleted at Anzio he then served under George Patton for the rest of the War. He died peacefully at home a decade ago.
My cousin, Dominic Leta, was killed in the Pacific, during the Second World War, on The Princeton when it was sunk, I am told, by a Japanese submarine.
My cousin, Leutenant Donald Leta, was killed in Vietnam during the battle for Hue.
Watching this presentation on television this past Monday accentuated their actions and I hope anyone else who has lost someone feels the same and expresses their emotions and actions by finding where these fallen heroes are and give them the respect they deserve. And, to further thank those that have been wounded from combat and are fortunate to be alive.
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