Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day – 2020

This post is intended to honor of all the brave men and women in the military who are and who have served our country so that the rest of us can live our lives in freedom.  This tribute also honors the memory of my father, Ronald Allen Myers…

This picture of my father in uniform was taken in the United States not too long before he was shipped overseas.  Although he enlisted soon after WWII began, due to various state-side postings and advanced training, he didn’t board a ship for the journey to Europe until early 1945.

This is my dad, Ronald Allen Myers’ grave at the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial.  This 113 acre cemetery is located less than a mile north of the town of St. Avold France and it’s no more than 3 – 4 miles from the border with Germany.

This cemetery is the final resting place for 10,489 soldiers.  Every state in the Union as well as Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. is represented by members of our military who gave their lives in their country’s service…

This photo includes one of my dad’s high school graduation photos (looking serious), his folded and huge 48-star burial flag from Europe and his Purple Heart Medal.  He was killed in action on May 6, 1945.  The War in Europe officially ended 2 days later… I was 2 years and a little less than 10 months old.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any memories of my father.

Thanks to all past and present members or our military
and God Bless America!


  1. This is a sad post for sure, David. It’s even more so for the unfortunate timing of your father’s death and that you never really knew one another.

  2. I thought about you and your great loss this morning.

  3. Americans owe very much for brave men and women like your father. Sad and tears.