Sunday, December 7, 2008

In Memoriam

On this day sixty-seven years ago my grandmother lost a son, my father lost a brother, the Marines lost a good man.

PFC Everett Ray ***** Jr. died serving his country without ever knowing we were at war. He only knew when he was supposed to drive the admiral's wife to her Bridge game the next week and when the last letter home was sent. Did he have a sweetheart that the family never got to meet? What were his dreams and goals?

Please remember him and the hundreds of other men who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, HI on December 7, 1941.


Karen B. said...

An touching story. Thanks for sharing it- there's a family behind each loss and it's felt for decades afterwards.

MiniKat said...

Dad's 88 this year and he still gets misty-eyed.

My in-laws went to the memorial and brought him pictures of the plaques.