A Mormon Image: Memorial


from Bill of Wasilla, who writes:

Dad is the man who lies in this flag-draped coffin. I will not say too much about him for now, except that he was a good father and that, thanks to him, and many more like him, most of them gone now, the evil dream of a man named Hitler died in flames and blood.

We buried Dad on June 2, 2007. He died on Memorial Day.

One more photo follows the jump here; there is further discussion and photos at Bill’s blog today.


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7 comments for “A Mormon Image: Memorial

  1. November 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Very quick admin note:

    Today is Veteran’s Day, and this picture is sensitive and personal (and very day-appropriate). Any rude or inappropriate comments will be ruthlessly deleted, and will likely result in the commenter being banned altogether.

  2. November 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    The graveside image and your words, except for the dates, could just as well be about my own father, Bill. Thanks for your photo, and thanks to both of our fathers and their comrades.

  3. Steve Evans
    November 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Very moving, Bill — thanks.

  4. Raymond Takashi Swenson
    November 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    My own father, a veteran of the Occupation of Japan, passed away last May as well. Thank you for a tribute to all veterans, living and dead.

  5. mfranti
    November 11, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a personal image.

    much love to your family this day.

  6. November 12, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Bill, I honor your father and all our soldiers. God bless.

  7. November 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I thank you all for the kind comments.

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