A Country of Boys:
In our home we have a wall dedicated to the pictures of all of our ancestors who served in the military. Basic Training graduation photos of fathers, grandfathers, siblings, uncles, cousins – any relation who made the great sacrifice, allowing the armed services to transform them from boys to men. The “wall”, as we call it, serves as a great learning tool for our children, affording us the opportunity to have our children know their ancestors and it’s not unusual with people of my generation to have nearly all male ancestors from both mine and my husbands sides be represented on the “wall”.
All different branches, ranks, and conflicts are represented on our “wall” but the one thing that each one of these pictures has in common is the pride in the eyes of the photo subjects. Some of them elected a military career while others got out as…
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