In Memoriam: A Memorial Day Reflection

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

Corporal Elmer J. Jackson U. S. Army Air Corps


My father’s twin brother,  Eldred Francis “Pop” Jackson (with my Dad)

Corporal Elmer Jackson, U.S. Air Corps & Lieutenant Eldred F. Jackson, U. S. Navy


And their youngest brother,  John Thomas “Peepsi” Jackson

Private John T, Jackson, U.S. Army 351th Infantry, 88th Division

My Uncle “Peepsi” was killed in action on May 19, 1944 in Italy.

To all those who have served and are serving in the different branches of the

United States Armed Forces

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2 Responses to In Memoriam: A Memorial Day Reflection

  1. Karen Hackett says:

    I had a uncle who was shot down in France and listed as MIA for many years until his body was found and returned home. My father served in W.W.II in the Philippines US Navy), and my husband (Also US Navy) served during the Operation Desert Storm and retired after 21 years. Let us never forget those who served.

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