Thankful

 

I didn’t get around to posting this on Veterans’ Day because that was the day that we went to the WWII cemetery  that is near Foiano. 

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It is well maintained by the British government.  I feel that since I am unable to make it to Arlington where my parents (my father being a WWII and other conflicts vet) are buried I can at least drive 10 minutes down the road from our house to remember these folks whose relatives can’t make it here. 

And I am thankful everyday for the decisions, bravery and sacrifices made by; my mother’s relatives, fleeing religious persecution in England, to help settle  Kentucky; and my father’s parents who left Italy to find a better life in America; and by my parents and Ben’s parents’ generation who served their country in WWII.  The actions of my ancestors gave me the freedom and choices that I have made and the life that I can enjoy in Italy.  So when Ben and I sit down tomorrow to enjoy turkey, we will raise a glass of good Italian wine and honor all those folks. 

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2 Comments

  1. Mary Adomaitis

    Thank You…….

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Jane Mirko

    Well said.

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