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A Tribute To A World War II Soldier March 30, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Veterans Day,World War II — Janet @ 7:30 pm

In researching my genealogy I’ve come across a record of a very distant relation who served in the Air Force in World War II.  Maybe he isn’t related at all, the connection is pretty tenuous, but all the same I feel especially moved and want to acknowledge his service and sacrifice.  He was PVT Sage Harden Upshaw, born in 1912 in Georgia, died on June 3, 1944 in England.  Just before D-Day on June 6, 1944.  He is buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge England.  He was the son of William Upshaw who married my father’s sister, Myrtle.  Sage was a son by a previous marriage.

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Armistice Day November 12, 2016

Filed under: Armistice Day,Veterans Day — Janet @ 12:49 am

A special day for remembering the fallen in all wars.  I tend to remember especially the fallen of the First World War – the War that is especially remembered in the British Isles and Armistice Day is marked by particularly solemn ceremonies at the Cenotaph and the Albert Hall in London.  Red poppies are worn for several weeks.  As the years pass the survivors of each war dwindle in number.  We owe so much to all who served.

poppy   November 11  Armistice Day  (Veterans Day in the United States)