Today is Memorial Day, the day we honor those who have served in the military.  I honor not only those who were killed during our nation’s wars but also those who have served in the military.  Because they are making a sacrafice to keep our nation, us, my family, me safe.  So here are the veterans of military service and of past wars that are in my family, both my family and my husbands family.

Currently Serving:  My husband has a nephew, Robbie Stanard, currently serving in the Navy who is stationed in Virgina.   May God keep you safe and bring you back home soon Robbie!!  We love you and miss you!

Past Service:  My brother has served in the Marines.  I remember when he went to boot camp, I was only 9 years old when he joined the Marines.  I love you Albert!

My brother. Circa...sometime in the late '70's. (Used with permission)

Korea War:  My Uncle Benny was in the Army and served in the Korean War.  I recently ran into my cousin, one of his sons and he had a lot of pictures of my Uncle Benny in the military.   Here are a few of my favorites:

My Uncle Benny was a musician and a singer.
My Uncle Benny was a musician and a singer. This is a picture of the band he formed while in the Army called "Los Tres Latinos."
The next person who served in the Korean War was my father-in-law, Robert Harold Stanard.  We don’t know much about his service except that he has earned several medals.  I only have one picture of him while in the military.
Robert Harold Stanard. Served in the Korean War in the Army. (Photo used with permission)

World War II – I have written previously about my Uncle Charlie and how he lied about his age to join the military.  You can read that here.  I don’t have too many pictures of him, but the ones I do have I love!

My Uncle Charlie. Location and date unknown. (Used with permission)My Uncle Charlie. I love this picture. (Owned by M. Gervassi and used with permission)

This is all that I know of who has served in a war or has served in the military.