Friday, May 25, 2018

The Lads They Loved so Dear -Postcard Friendship Friday #409

What a beautiful postcard.  By the style of the clothing this family wears, I surmise this vintage postcard is from the early 1900's around the time of WWI.  

Sadly, it seems the family pictured here has lost both husband and father.  In those days it would have been incredibly difficult for a widow to raise her family alone. Indeed, my heart goes out to all those who have lost their loved ones in war, regardless of which nation they defended.

Here in America, this is Memorial Day Weekend, a time of reflection and remembrance of the sacrifices our military men and women willingly made for family, home and country.  

Monday Memorial Day, all across our great country, Americans will specifically honor the soldiers who gave so much.  Their sacrifice is the reason we are free.

My family and I will visit Dad, a WW2 Veteran and a POW in Nazi Germany, at Willamette National Cemetery with its acres of flagged graves.  So many of them--the sight always brings me to tears.  I pray we will NEVER take any of these amazing individuals for granted.

God bless them all, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.  

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

  * BADGE:  When you submit a postcard, be sure to put a link back to this page.  You can copy and paste the PFF badge, which has the link embedded.  Thank you! 

THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.

REMINDER:  If you post anything other than a postcard to share, your link will be removed.   Postcard Friendship Friday is specifically dedicated to postcards, both modern and vintage.  

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