Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day!

For Memorial Day, I wanted to share something very, very special with you. This is the flag from my Grampa's (my Mommie's Dad) military funeral. He died in 2001 before I was borned, so I never got to meet him. I am sad about that. But I am very proud of the service he provided to our country. My Grampa was a Master Paratrooper. Then he went to Officer Candidate School, and then to flight school. After he got his wings, he went to Vietnam and flew Caribou transport planes. He was very brave and got many medals. My Grampa served almost 15 years in the Army, and after he resigned his commission, he became a commercial airline pilot for Western Airlines, and then for Delta Airlines until he retired. I wish I could have met my Grampa.
I hope you all have a very wonderful Memorial Day!
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45 Notes for Daisy:

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, Daisy, ur's Grampa sounds furry interesting. i's bet u's proud of him.
Purrs, KC

Eric and Flynn said...

Your Grampa wuz a furry brave man. You must be furry proud of him.

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

A hat tip to your grandpa.

We will remember him on this memorial day.

Minx, Muffin and Ebbie said...

Oh Daisy, you are lukking furry dignified and prowd in da second foto, lyk you is standing to attenshun to salute your Grampa - I fink he wud have lyked da furry much!!

Minx

yao-lin said...

oh I love that picture of you next to the flag. Your grandfather sounded like a really really wonderful person! A peaceful memorial day to you xxx!

Parker said...

We salute your Grandpa! That was a lovely tribute to him. We are remembering all of the brave Men and Women today as well.

Monty Q. Kat said...

Happy Memorial Day to you and your MomBean!

Dragonheart said...

It was a wonderful thing your Grandpa did, serving his country. :) My dad has his paratrooper's wings too - he's an airborne engineer!

In Canada, we celebrate all those who served in the past and who serve today, on Remembrance Day, November 11th. Today is not a Canadian holiday.

Simba said...

That is a very special tribute to a special man on Memorial Day, Daisy. I am very glad to hear your Grandpa lived a long life after serving in the Military. Maybe MY Mom even flew on a plane he was piloting!
Happy Memorial Day to all your family.

Caesar and Princess said...

This is a great tribute to your grampa. Our grampa (daddy's) jumped out of planes. my mommie's grampa was taken up by the Nazi's and ordered to work in Germany.

I bet you have lots of pictures of him, so you can imagine sitting on his lap and him petting your fuzzy little head.

Have a happy Day Daisy!

*~Prinnie

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That is a lovely tribute to your Grampa. We think he would be very proud of you sitting at attention in a most dignified way by his flag.

Hope you have a nice Memorial Day,
China Cat & Willow

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Such a wonderful tribute! This last picture of you takes my breath away. Memorial Day is so very important and your pose shows such respect and humility! Good girl, Daisy!
Kim

Ditto!
Oscar

Forty Paws said...

That is so sweet of you Daisy! What wonderful photos of you honoring your Grandpa's flag.

Our Grandpa was in WWII in Africa and Italy. Then he was in the reserves until sometime in the 60s. He died in 2000 and Maw's nephew got his flag.

Luf, Us

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

What wonderful words you say about your Grandpa. It is awful you didn't get to meet him, he was a hear-row.

Patches

Cyclone Cats said...

that was very nice of you to tell us about your grandpa, Daisy.
Our Man in Green will be bringing us home a flag he flew in a helicopter in Irak. We are so very proud of all our military people, past and present.

The Meezers said...

you should be furry proud of your grampa - he sounds like he was a hero and a wonderful purrson. Happy Memorial Day Daisy!

Chen & Ollie said...

Wow Daisy! Your grampa sounds like an amazing person. It's so nice of you to honor him today with such a wonderful Memorial Day post.
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Jeter and Mickey said...

yer grampa iz a hero, daisy.
he iz sumone to be prowd uv.
luv--yer grate frend--jh

Daisy said...

I want to thank everyone for their nice words about my Grampa. My heart is swelling with pride for him.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Wow, Daisy, your grandpa sounds very special. Thank you for telling us a little bit about him.
Have a nice memorial day!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

daisy you are furry regal next to the flag. i love flags. your grandpa sounds so brave and wonderful! thanks for the wonderful post about him!

smiles, auntie bee

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoor grampa sounds like an amazing guy. We haf a long line of service men and women in our fambly too. We are proud of all of dem. Yoo look so serious and proud next to his flag. I bet he looks down on yoor mom and yoo and Pixie effuryday and is proud of yoo too!

Tara said...

A lovely tribute to your Grandpa, Daisy. You must be very proud.

Tara

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

A wonderful tribute to your Grandpa. You look so proud of him sitting by his flag.
I wish you could have met him, too.

jcfloresinc said...

Daisy, you should be very proud of your Grandpa. He sounded like a wonderful man. I am sure you and he would have been best pals. The flag is very nice and you look so cool sitting next to it.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Cheysuli said...

That's very interesting about your Grandpa. I was going to talk about my humans' fathers who were both veterans today and have passed on, but they had no photos! Sigh. Neither of them were a PARATROOPER which sounds very brave!

Lux said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to meet your grampa, Daisy ... you look so regal sitting next to that flag.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Miss Daisy:
Excellent Memorial Day post.

DMM

Skeezix said...

Yer vary lukky to have such a brave war hero for a Grampa, and it's so nice of yoo to remember him on Memoriul Day.

PS: Do yoo think that in the bottum foto, yoo cood moove yer legs apart just a littul so I cood see yer tummy better?

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I can tell you're very proud of your grandpa! He sounds like he was a wonderful man and very brave.

I have a great grandpa and a great uncle who were in World War II! I never got to meet them, but Mom and Dad have told me about them, and I know I would have loved them.

Happy Memorial Day, and purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Ariel said...

Daisy your grandpa was very special and I can see how proud you are of him.I know he would have adore you.

Kimo & Sabi said...

What a furry lovely post - you should be furry proud of yer grampa. Even though you didn't get to know him, yer beans must have wonderful stories to tell you!

Chairman Mao said...

Whatta great tribute, Daisy! Happy Memorial Day to you.

And lookie, my comment's next to purr-etty Ariel's. hehehe!

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for telling us about your Grandpa on Memorial Day. He was a very special person and a hero. I love the second photo of you sitting at attention next to his flag.

LHK said...

Daisy,
That is a great trib-yoot to your mombeans dad!
My mombean's dad was in the Army too. But he was stationed in Germany like Dragonheart's dadbean. Now he lives in Mass-achoo-sits with my cousinkitties.

This is a good day to remember all the beans who served. Do you think there were any kitties in the Army?

---Beezer

Suzanne said...

that's a great tribute to your grandpa. you look beautiful next to his memorial flag.

i found this video clip of an 80 pound monitor lizard somewhere in florida. he looks scary, and i'm pretty sure his name IS NOT george.

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Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Daisy, it's wonderful that you are so proud of your Grandpa even though you didn't get to meet him. He did a wonderful thing for his country. I bet he's proud of you too!

Fritzamus Maximus said...

Your grandfather did a great service to this country. You should indeed be proud!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Daisy,

What a lovely patriotic photo! You should be proud of your grampa, even if you didn't know him.

My pet human comments on a blog which attracts a wide variety of liberals and conservatives. She just said, whatever our politics, we can set that aside, at least for today, and support our troops.

Best wishes, Daisy!

Skittles, The Huntress

Jake and Bathsheba said...

What a wonderful tribute, Daisy. You look so proud sitting at attention next to the flag.

~J&B

Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

Wow Daisy. You look so pretty sitting beside the flag.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh Daisy your grandpa was wonderful indeed. A Pilot... wow!

Wishing you a peacefilled day... Purrs and Love and Scritches

Phoebe said...

Happy Memorial Day, Daisy. That is great to know that your grandpa was such a brave man and served our country.

Junior said...

Sounds like he was a great Grampa!

Faz the Cat said...

He sounds like a wonderful man - no wonder you are so proud of him. FAZ

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