On this Memorial Day 2021, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that our service men and women have made throughout history. I know I do not take nearly enough time to think about and show my appreciation for the thousands upon thousands of men and women who have served their country, too many of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duty to keep America free.
This tribute goes out to all those who served, but especially to the men in my family who served during World War II:
My father, Elmer Julius “Dit” Jackson
My father’s twin brother, Eldred Francis “Pop” Jackson (with my Dad)
And their youngest brother, John Thomas “Peepsi” Jackson
My Uncle “Peepsi” was killed in action on May 19, 1944 in Italy.