My grandpa was taken prisoner the night of November 10th, which makes November 11th his first full day of being a WWII POW. I didn’t realize that until a few days ago when I found his POW story while cleaning out a box.
The moment her was captured when like this, “I felt a German boot in my back … At that moment I experienced the feeling of complete helplessness, knowing that for the immediate future I must relinquish the freedom I so much cherished and had been willing to give my life for.” Like many veterans, my grandpa didn’t talk much about his experience in the war but he did write it down. I’ve read it several times over the years and each time I am more thankful for the sacrifices of all of the men and women who have served in our armed forces included both my grandpas and my dad. Grandpa has a powerful story – he was a prisoner for 5 months and lost 90-100 pounds there is much more to it than that, but he knew what it was like to not have freedom. And he would do it all again to know that the next generation would have that freedom he had to give up.
I am proud to be an American and proud to have so many brave men and women who have fought for our freedom. While I may not agree with everything that is happening in this country, I will always support the men and women in our military.
Thank you veterans!!!