Today's remembrance of American Veterans just added another item to my "TO DO" List...gather photos of those who served in the military.
Above photo: My Dad, Joseph Mickens served in U.S. Air Force, stationed in Okinawa. This photo is of him at age 17 at Fort Sampson in New York.
Leon Mickens served in Vietnam
The following are photos I scanned digitally back in 1998! They were TIF files, but thankfully Picasa can convert them to JPG.
Great Uncle George Abbott who served the Battle of the Bulge and definitely suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Uncle Randy Mickens served in the Korean War (I think).
I feel blessed that so many of my relatives have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, I am pledging to more vigilant about honoring them in my scrapbooks and preserving their stories and their place in American history (Yesterday and Today)