Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day - My father never forgot!

Calvin C. Boykin, Jr.

My father was so proud of this kilt even though the picture was taken
in a professional photography studio.
I just had to post this picture after reading
Laura Gunn's posting on her blog.

My father's book
Gare La Bete
(Beware the Beast)
A History of the
814th Tank Destroyer Battalion

A random page from my father's book.
He wanted every soldier's story told.. even the ones
who did not survive.

My father shortly before he passed away.
He visited Virginia Beach during his attendance at the
reunion of the 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

We always knew that our father welcomed every day since he was
fortunate to come
home from war. So many he knew did not.

I thank my father for teaching us how important it is never to forget.


Jennifer said...

Beautiful post.

Joyce said...

Nice tribute to your wonderful Dad an all the soldiers past and present.

Carrie said...

Beautiful post!!

Nora said...

I also love this post.
What a handsome man your Father is.
I'm originally from Scotland, so I love the kilt...
Thank you for sharing this , I can feel the love you have for your Father.

Helen said...

I love the photo of your father wearing his kilt .... but the photo that stole my heart ??? Your father standing on the edge of the ocean.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Karen, what wonderful words for a wonderful man. Love the photographs of your precious daddy.

God bless each one that fought for our country, past and present. God Bless the USA!



Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my eyes are all misty. I rather think the boots are charming. So glad they carried him safely home.

Marydon Ford said...

What a loving & sweet memory, Karen. Thank you Father for serving for us & our country & freedoms. May he rest in peace. Love the kilt!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father and the other soldiers not forgotten. very special indeed.

Rita said...

How very important it is not to forget those who gave their lives for our freedom! Thank you for a lovely post. I loved the picture of him walking by the sea!

Jenny said...

Your Father sounds like an amazing Dad. Thank you for this poignant post.