Digging through boxes of memories I happened upon this letter written to my Daddy in August of 1946. It was written to him from the Secretary of the Navy at the time – James Forrestal. It was obviously written upon his separation from his service in the United States Navy and even if it was basically a form letter it struck me that he saved it. I found it nestled in a box with other papers of importance and yes – it was an important thing to him. He did not see combat and was a pretty peaceful type of guy but his service, like the service of so many others, allowed our country to continue in its quest to provide a free country for us to all live in.
What a piece of wonderful history I have in my hands, don’t you think? My life is so full right now and adding all of these wonderful items from my family is such an amazing thing. I just don’t have words to express how much these items mean to me. They provide a link to the past.
Grateful for the past and the link it has to my present and future – life is such an amazing journey. What is your link to the past that makes you realize how the past affects your present and future? Leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for AAUW Scholarships for Young Women.