I don’t know much about my Grand-Uncle Russell. He died in WWII long before I was born.
I do know that he was adopted, meaning that he joined my great-grandparents’ family. There were no formal or legal proceedings, because that wasn’t the way things were done then. Not all the time, anyway.
I know what he looked like as I have a picture of his army unit, each head shot displayed separately and labeled with a name.
I know that after he died he was laid out in my great-grandparent’s living room. Decades later I would play and visit in that room. I know that his birth parents attended his wake and funeral.
I know that it was in his honor that the Gold Star hung in the house.
I don’t know much about my Grand-Uncle Russell, but I do know that he died in war and so we honor him on Memorial Day. I also know the truth of this meme:
and this one:
On Memorial Day and always, let us honor the Fallen.
On Mondays, I will be posting and responding to memes, one each week. They will be ones that grab my attention, perhaps either resonate with me or annoy me. If you see a meme you would like me to react to, let me know.