Remembering Veterans on this Day called Memorial Day..

by Tom May. 26, 2008 4452 views

This Post is a Tribute for the Memory of my Father-in-Law, Gerald Wayne Opsal, He Was Born April 24, 1932 and Died March 22, 1989, He Was in the Navy during the ………………….


June 25, 1950 the 38th Parallel marked the beginning of a war that was to be like no other. Many years have passed since the end of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in North Korea. The American public has all but forgotten the violence and valor that took place there at the fighting man's level. The fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War gives both the armed forces and the nation an opportunity to honor those veterans who served in that bitter war. The battle continues along the present demilitarized zone. The location of this line largely above the 38th Parallel is historic evidence that in Korea, aggression did not pay. In Korea the American soldier with his Korean and United Nations allies fought with bravery and skill against his communist foes.

This Day is For Remembering the Soldiers

Gerald Opsal

“Photographer Unknown”

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Thomas Paine

“Unknown Photographer”

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war

John F. Kennedy

“Un-Known Photographer”

Honor the Deceased and Hug or Shake Hands of the living and let them know that you appreciate their service to your country!!


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Nayah 8 years, 12 months ago

Nice tribute... Sad though all those wars and fights were people lose their relatives...

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Carol 8 years, 12 months ago

....sensitive post....awesome.

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Milagros 8 years, 12 months ago

Excelente tributo....

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Reinaldo 8 years, 12 months ago

Great, Mystic...very great...a Country without memory goes direct to its extinction!!!

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Walter 8 years, 12 months ago

Like the flowers in #3... :-)

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Mike 8 years, 12 months ago

Very nice tribute to Memorial Day!!

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Leocheung 8 years, 12 months ago

A great tribute. Well done!

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Oldbabe 8 years, 12 months ago

A wonderful tribute! Remembering on Memorial Day...thanks.

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Sherij 8 years, 12 months ago

Awesome tribute!! Great snaps!! Well done!!!

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Fotolapeta 8 years, 12 months ago

A bit sad.

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Eddied125 8 years, 12 months ago

Well done, a very nice tribute to the fallen soldiers and rememberance of their sacrafice. These pictures showed me where I messed up today, I flew the flag, but somthing here could of added to it. Very good post.

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Jessica 9 years ago

Wonderful and tender post... thank you :)

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Relee 9 years ago

Wonderful post, very nicely done!!

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Peter 9 years ago

We should remember their sacrifice. A fine tribute.

9 years ago Edited

Superb entry Tom. Congrats

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Mertxe 9 years ago

sensitive remembering my friend and nice set

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Marco Stefano Vitiello 9 years ago

[b]WELL DONE :):):)[/b]

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