"The Kissing Couple" in Times Square in New York City.
Greta Zimmer Friedman and George Mendonsa
Today is a day of remembrance to all those who fought for freedom. On a personal note, I remember my grandfather, Nelson Rodriguez Sr. who fought bravely in France, my beloved neighbor John Kelley who fought in the Pacific, and also my Uncle, Nelson Seda who fought in the Pacific as well during WWII.
To all those who carried a weapon, who wiped the foreheads of those injured, who did blood drives and metal drives, who wrote letters to our servicemen and women.....who simply did their part to ensure that we could be free. Especially to all those who sacrificed during World War II-without them our entire existence would be completely different and most likely a very scary place to be in.
Here is a compilation of a few photos, some iconic, from WWII:
February 19. 1945~Raising the flag on the beach of Iwo Jima
St. Paul's Cathedral in December 1940
Hawaiian, Luemon Kiyama embraces his son, Sgt. Howard Kiyama,
after he returns home from the war
Stacks of newspapers during the end of the war
The result of the Atomic Bomb~August 8th, 1945
The Sullivan Brothers~Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison,
and George Sullivan. A mother lost all five of her sons in one
day. Because of this and also many other siblings who died with
the Sullivans the US Government adopted the Sole Survivor Policy
So I simply say Thank You and that I promise that I will never forget.