Thursday, September 10, 2009
If you will, journey back with me, to the 1940s for just a while and picture the moving stories of love, sacrifice and endurance that most American families were certainly engaged in during WWII.
Norman Rockwells' pictures, such as this one, minutely reveal so many unspoken words and thoughts. Perhaps, this GI Joe, stationed overseas during World War II, has been chosen to celebrate a holiday with his wife, children and various family members all bound by love, in a very special homecoming. Perhaps, later and back at the fury of the front, he'll be called upon by his commander for an elusive and dangerous mission to save lives, which only he is able to fulfill. I shudder to even consider, if this homecoming is the last homecoming for...possibly forever. From my safe little car traveling over these American Roads made safer by GI Joes and Janes, I prefer to imagine this soldier coming home to raise his children and boast of his grandchildren...ah, yes,...the hero!
Posted by indominitable Jolene at 11:43 AM
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