Friday, August 3, 2012

MEDALS OF HONOR




Hidden safely amongst my Mom's cherished treasures were the above pictured medals.  The first one is my Dad's.  It is his 'SERVICE MEDAL OF HONOR"  for his serving in WW11.

The second two are my Uncle Joe's. My Dad's youngest brother.  It is "THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL OF HONOR"  Joe served in the navy in WW11 and he died at sea - he went down with the ship.  The last picture is the back of the Purple Heart Medal with his name inscribed -  "Joseph Eichinger".

I am proud to display these Medals of Honor and service in our glass case with other treasures and memories we hold proudly and dear. My Mom kept these safe all these years and now they are in our home.  I am humbled.


15 comments:

Diana said...

It is items such as these, not only because of what they stand for but simply because they were your mother's possessions that will bring comfort to you over time Gail.
I have so many of my mom's things from her home that surround me. At first for a long time, they often times made me cry. But now, they are a comfort.
Some of her things I've recently been able to let go of but I still have most of them and will and cannot give them up.
You not only had some courageous men in your family but a wonderful memory keeper as well.
Love Di ♥

Jackie said...

I am always moved to tears when I see medals like these, Gail. What an honor and a blessing it is for you to have them and display them. Thanks to your Dad and your Uncle Joe for their service and sacrifice for our country. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Hugs and love,
Jackie

Just Be Real said...

In the season on awards, thank you Gail for sharing a piece of your own history. Blessings.

Whitemist said...

it is always such an honor to kow these honors, people who sacrificed themselves so...you have much to be proud and grateful for

Scott said...

Kali's Dad was a sergeant during WWII and was wounded in Italy. Kali has her Dad's medals and treasurers them as you do, Gail. (Kali's Dad died of lung cancer about 5 years ago--in the end, he died reunited with a family from whom he had been estranged for many years.)

Gail said...

@DIANA - Oh I know, all these treasures are so emotional and mean so much an add to that the meaning of MEDALS OF HONOR and I am overflowing. Thanks Di for sharing and 'knowing'.

@JACKIE - thank you so much for your shared words of tribute - means so much.

@JBR - so g ood to see you and have you share in this piece of our honored family history


@WHITEMIST - Joey - and thank you too for sharing in our family pride

@SCOTT - how wonderful that Kali's Dad was reunited w/his family :-) And how special that Kali has her Dad's medals.

Love to you all
Gail
peace....

Teresa said...

(hugs Gail)))) What an honor...I am humbled in your sharing.

((((Hugs)))) T

Gail said...

HI TERESA and thanks SO much for being part of this time of honor.
Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These medals are so touching...I would display them also.

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you Gail!

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Your treasures of time, dedication, service and valor are indeed priceless troves. Thank You for sharing them with such expressed love. Praise to each.

Gail said...

Rosemarie - thank you so much. As always your words touch me deeply.
Love to you
Gail
peace....

Andy said...

I made a comment before, Gail. But from my cell phone, I could not select an identity.

Anyway, wonderful that you've found them and even better that they're now on display.

Marilyn said...

Not finding an email address.

Your Gift of Jewels arrived today. Thank you so much for the lovely book, book mark, and note. I do so appreciate your gift. Thanks also for following me at Delights of the Heart.

Gail said...

Hi Marilyn - so glad u received the "gift of jewels".
Love Gail
peace.....