Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Legacy Of Heroes

Jenny Matlock
 
How's your weekend going?  Mine is going great, thanks so much for asking.
 
It's Saturday Centus time, hosted by Jenny Matlock.   She has gone with a great prompt this week, of which you will find in blue.
 
 
As Cindy walked along the wall, her fingers finally traced the name she was looking for. Edward LeBranc. Her father. She thought back to a time, him pushing her on the swing, laughing nervously, as she flew into his arms.

Then he was called to duty. “But papa, you can’t go”, she cried. She held on with all her might as he was leaving. “I will be home before you even know it”, he replied.

When he did make it home, it was in a pine box. Now he was one of the thousands of solders whose names adorned The Legacy of Heroes Memorial Monument.


My thanks go out to all of the men and women that have given their lives for our country. 

18 comments:

  1. Dazee, thank you so much for your contribution. It was a wonderful tribute. Thank you also for your comment on my post.

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  2. That gave me goosebumps. :) Well done my friend.

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  3. This is very poignant! Well written!~Ames

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  4. Well written. So often we forget those left behind.

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  5. Very thought provoking. So many heroes in so many boxes.

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  6. My heart goes out to them, too. Good Centus.

    =)

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  7. Excellent job ! I have gone along that wall, feeling the letters and humble gratitude for those many who gave everything for freedom: families and service members !

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  8. What a lovely tribute to Memorial Day and great take on the prompt. Well done!

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  9. Great story young one. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This was a moving tribute.

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  11. I'm watching "Coming Home, stories about soldiers coming home to their families and just stopped by during a commercial to read this. Now, I'm crying. Very moving, my friend.

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  12. This post brought tears to my eyes. I have been to the wall to find three names, and the experience changed my life. Thank God my husband survived.

    Thank you so much for reminding us of that earth-moving monument.

    Namaste..........cj

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  13. What powerful imagery you created here in these few words. This really touched my heart. So many heroes, sometimes for hard to understand wars.

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