Saturday, November 5, 2016

In Memorium - OMB's Final Post

Our beloved Oldest Military Blogger passed away shortly before his 94th birthday.  We are proud to share that he got to be a part of the wonderful Hudson Valley Honor Flight's Mission 1000 on September 10, 2016.  Please enjoy these photos of his trip in remembrance of his wonderful life.  A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have followed his stories and corresponded with him here - you brought so much joy to his life.

OMB Ready to Go

Arriving to a crowd of appreciative citizens and soldiers

Korean War Memorial

Photo by Hudson Valley Honor Flight

WWII Memorial with daughter and son

D Day Memorial with grandson Dan

One Final Salute

I'm Here!

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint of the snow,
I am the sunlight on the ripening grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Monday, June 6, 2016

OMB Ten Year Blogging WOW!

Oldest Military Blogger! "I'm Here!"

Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 80th
Birthday a few years ago with a review
of his canon of work on Broadway, at
Lincoln Center, in New York.
At 84,Elaine Strich closed the show in song,
with a sock performance of "I'm Here",
bringing down the house with a standing
ovation to lyrics like.....
"I've seen good times and bum times.
And I'm Here"..
Stephen Sondheim,then took the stage,
addressed the audience
while standing in front of the
entire Company of Players, stating...
"Alice Roosevelt, once said,
'First you're Young.
Then, you're Middle aged.
Then you're Wonderful!"

So, here goes nothing new.
My 10th year blogging on our D Day Anniversary.
I'm Cool!
I'm Here!
And I'm Wonderful!
Thank you For Your Service.
Come Home, Safe and Sound.
Every Day Should Be Memorial Day For,
Remembering Those
Who Gave Their All.
Thanks Pal.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

On this Day, to honor all the brave who served
without much thought of the great risk for
protecting those left at home, we hallow this Day.

My good friend Duncan sent me the following.
Thank you for your Service.
Thanks Pal.
Poetry Corner

It's Memorial Day on Monday, so a little something to honor those that fought, some that
were injured and some that died.

Here dead we lie, by A. E. Housman

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, 
Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is,
And we were Young