Monday, July 1, 2013
Happy Fourth Of July! By Pat Herdeg and Julie Lochner Riber
Julie Lochner Riber sent along this picture of her dad standing in front of a camouflaged howitzer in 1945. Look at the size of that tire!
She also sent along a picture of her Mom and Dad taken about the same time and suggested it might be a Valentine Picture (and it would be a terrific one!), but who can wait until next February?!
I also dug up this picture of Uncle Dick taken about 1943. He enlisted in the Army on September 10th, 1942 in Rochester, NY.
On this Fourth of July Week, we are SO PROUD of our veterans! They are why we are free and why we can celebrate this grand holiday.
Thank you to all of our cousins who have and do serve our nation. We owe you more than we can express.
Uncle Dick and Aunt Esther, we miss you both so much. I remember so fondly our spring and fall birthday get-togethers and know that you are looking down on us as we celebrate our Fourth of Julys in all parts of Cousin Country.