Always check on grandma and ask what you can do for them. Always amazes me to hear the life experiences of the greatest generation ever. Makes you think about when you reach their age what will be your experiences. #grandma#texas#lonestarstate#greatestgeneration
On this day in 1943, The Tuskegee Airmen had their first encounter with the enemy, as six pilots of P-40 Warhawks were attacked over the island of Pantelleria by 12 German Focke-Wulf 190 fighters.
According to the U.S. Army Air Corps, "The American Negro fliers, led by First Lieut. Charles W. Dryden ... parried the Nazi thrust, damaged two German fighters, and forced the remainder to retire. The Americans all came home safely." #WWII#WW2#TuskegeeAirmen#USArmy#USArmyAirForces#OnThisDay#OTD#ThankYou#GreatestGeneration
I have enjoyed seeing all your Father's today. Immensley so.. As many of you know my Dad is elderly and has " seen a lot " .. has been in a Qudrapalegic state for some years.. Last year , just after he kissed Ninety , a young fellow came to their house and played and sung for my folks and us " kids " .Here , a hearty indulgent laugh as the man who proclaimed he would never get old.. the self proclaimed " Kid " ; grins to himself , as he hears Croce's " Bad, Leroy Brown " .#fathersday#santabarbara#winecountry#wwii#ww2#koreanwar#vietnamwar#veteran#greatestgeneration
This is a pic of me with my grandad John Young. He and my grandmother raised myself and my brother and sister. Without him there is no telling how I would have turned out. I share this photo every year around Father's Day, but it's not because this day was my best memory of him. One reason I share it is because it's one of the oldest I have of he and I together. It reminds me of all the great memories we had through the years just like this. We had so many good times not because of the places we were or what we were doing but because he was showing me how much he loved me.
The other reason i share it is because it shows so accurately how I really felt about him. To me he was a giant in every way. As I grew up and got stronger and he got older and weaker physically ,because of days like the one in the picture, the way I viewed him never changed and to this day I'm still that little boy and he's still that giant that took me fishing that day. I miss you Grandad and I love you, Happy Father’s Day!#mydadwasmygrandad#hedidnthaveto#imherebecausehewasthere#giant#greatestgeneration#lickskilletfab#bigguylittleducky
On Father's Day, thinking about my grandfather, Archibald Kirby. Served in His Majesty's Royal Artillery in WW1. Received the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. Along with my grandmother Mellecent, immigrated to Canada and homesteaded in northern Alberta. Courageous, determined and always remembered. #fathersday#greatestgeneration#pioneer#truegrit
In absence of a biological father I was lucky enough to be raised by the men of the Greatest Generation. They taught me values that seem to have been greatly diminished as future generations have come along. Honor, loyalty, trust, time, patients, family (which the only blood that matters is what you bleed for each other), and love for God & country. To these men I'm grateful for their endless patients, knowledge, and hard fists that have shaped me into the man I am today. If by the end of my days if I am just half the man that they were I will consider my life to have been a wild success. #fathersday#greatestgeneration#ww2#military#fathers#dad#values#loyalty#honor#remember#forgodandcountry#forthefallen#maga
Missing my dad today, we just lost him on May 11th. He was 91. Such an amazing man who taught me so much! Forever in my heart ❤️
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
#daddy ’sgirl #myhero#fathersday#memories
It's been almost 14 years and Father's Day has never been the same. What I wouldn't give to throw him another surprise party! Dad was a stereotypical Capricorn who planned for everything and was always prepared. He never asked for anything except for us kids to "be good." Successfully throwing him surprise parties and surrounding him with his friends & family was was one of my favorite ways to honor him. Hoping he's partying with all of his favorite folks today and every day. Happy Father's Day to all the hardworking, selfless, loving dads out there! .