This Memorial Day I’m honoring all those members of the armed forces who’ve served and sacrificed for our country, and I’m damn proud to be the grandson of CWO4 Leon Zalewski.

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  1. Duane12 says:

    Enlisted and served three years in the USAF during Korean conflict.
    Gone, but not forgotten; Uncle Fred in ETO WWII; Uncle Will in WWII Merchant Marine torpedoed three times; Brother-in-law, Bruce KIA thirty days after arrival in Vietnam; cousin Dick survived a Chinese grenade to face in Korea. Those were different times.

  2. Ed Heinzelman says:

    I am grateful for my late father, Edward Heinzelman, who was disabled while fighting with the 11th Armour Div during the Battle of the Bulge. And for the safe return of my son, Eddie Heinzelman, after his tour in Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne.

  3. Duane12 says:

    Oops, my memory is slipping; Grandson Pete began Afghanistan tour last month

  4. mlhanson says:

    To my dad, Norman ‘Pops’ Hanson. Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam,(POW for 11 months). Thank you for everything. I miss you.

  5. Wouldn´t Americans – as an alternative to the constant wars – be better served by honoring the efforts for global peace and justice, when will the US again be a member in good faith serving that great institution that was created after World War II to ensure an end to wars – The United Nations?

    “honoring all those …. who’ve served and sacrificed for our country, and I’m damn proud ….. ” – are you sure they served “our country”, not certain moneyed interests and the military-industrial-academic-entertainment complex? A description of alternative thinking of security can be found in the prize for the “champions of peace” established by Alfred Nobel in his 1895 will (see
    Fredrik S. Heffermehl, Oslo

    • Zach W says:

      Fredrik, I appreciate your concerns about who are veterans really served, but that’s a discussion for another day.

      If you’d please, I’d like to honor my grandfather’s 40 years of service and sacrifice.

  6. Yes, please honor him, but … a discussion for another day? I think you shall remember and honour your grandfather, absolutely, but the best way to do it is by ensuring the day to reinforce and remember that the tradition of violence that he was part of shall have to stop – before it is full stop for humanity.

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