Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day Tribute to My Father

Frances and Edward Lesniak 1943

My mother was six months pregnant with me when my father was shipped off to Okinawa in 1943.

I never saw him until I was 3 1/2 years old.

Mom said Dad had coal black hair when he went into the service, and four years later came back with white hair.

He never wanted to talk about WWII. He never wanted to kill anyone.

All he wanted was to be with his wife and new daughter.

I miss him. He was 92 when he died.


Valerie said...

It was a difficult time. I felt sorry for all those who fought in that terrible war.

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks, Val. Yes, It was a difficult time for everyone. WW II was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Look where we are now.

itsmecissy said...

Hello Pam, I'm back. Great post and tribute for Veteran's Day. Take care.

Pam Beers said...'re back! Thanks, itsme.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful tribute to your Dad and Mom ~

Wishing you a magical week,
artmusedog and carol

Liz2you said...

Great to respect and honour your Dad. Without them, the veterans, where would we be!Liz

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks, Liz. It was a tough time.