Saturday, May 28, 2011

All Gave Some...

Victor Black, wounded in WWII, Battle of the Bulge,
and awarded the Purple Heart
(my beloved uncle)
Cpl. Jordan Maynard, severely injured in Afghanistan in March 2011,
and awarded the Purple Heart,
(my wonderful nephew)

And Some Gave All...

PFC Marlin Maynard, Army Ranger,
killed in action, Grenada, Oct. 25, 1983,
(my courageous cousin)

Thank you to all the men and women serving in the Armed Forces...
♥You are our Heroes♥
The leaders of opposing political parties may always argue about you,
and the media may always jump on the latest celebrity story
instead of telling us about your heroism...
but we know;
your bravery and courage have kept us free.
We are forever indebted to you.
and we will
 *Never Forget*


  1. Beaitiful post !! you are so sweet

  2. Grateful for all that brave men and women gave for us and continue to give. Prayers for all, especially Jordan. Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. I salute all the brave men who unselfishly gave their service for their country and those who lost limbs and lives. You are all hero. I salute Jordan today for his bravery in action and for facing his future bravely. God bless. JB

  4. Your family has given much....thank you. We NEVER forget!

  5. Very nice tributes. I enjoyed your blog.

  6. This is so touching and your family has really paid the price for all of us. Your right never forget.

  7. Beautiful post, Marcia.

    I am glad to see Jordan is doing better.

  8. Salute to all those who have served and are still serving.
    A special salute to Jordan.

  9. Amen Marcia! A heartfelt tribute to all who serve, and have served...especially our loved ones. My father also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Thank God for our military!

  10. No, we will never forget. Or forget to be grateful.

  11. Oh my sweet friend, I appreciate the sacrifice of our Military Heroes and their families!

    God Bless them all! HUGS!

  12. Happy Memorial Day to you! Your family has helped keep our country free. Blessings to you. Mimi

  13. Marcia, your post gave me goosebumps & brought tears to my eyes. I want to thank your family for their service ... a huge price was paid ... I appreciate it with all my heart. Thank you!

  14. Marcia, I am thinking about you and your family today. God Bless each and every one of you. Never forget is right.


  15. What a touching post! Tonight we went to a local soldiers benefit dinner/auction. He was wounded in Afghanistan. His survival teetered for a while. Now he's doing much better and on his way to physical therapy. I think of your Jordan when I think of this young man. They both gave so much for our freedom. They are both heroes in my mind.


  16. Thanks for sharing these touching tributes to your loved ones today.

    We all need heroes. And these men are worthy of the name.

  17. This is a gracious post. God bless all our soldiers - past, present and future.

    Two of Will's great uncles were at the Battle of the Bulge; one was killed and the other would never speak of it. It must have been a horrific battle. We owe so much to our brave soldiers!

    xo Jill

  18. This post knocked me off my feet, Marcia. Thanks for posting it.

  19. What a beautiful tribute to a few of the very courageous men in your family. Yes, we must never forget all their sacrifices to keep us free!
    Hope you have a great week, my friend.♥

  20. What a wonderful post to honor your family .

  21. What a beautiful tribute to these men in your life, Marcia. Thanks for the reminder of how others serve to protect us.

  22. What a beautiful post and wonderful tribute to your family. Thank you my friend.

  23. Oh your dear sweet cousin. So handsome and young. How thankful we are for his sacrifice. It will never be forgotten by this blogger.

  24. Hello, I live in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We are trying to bring recognition to the Rangers buried in the Fort Smith National Cemetery. I have been searching for a family member of Ranger Marlin Maynard, to be able to post more information in his honor. We were at the cemetery today and actually took a pic of your cousins headstone decorated with a wreath for Christmas Honors. Please feel free to contact me @ or 479.561.0493

  25. Hello, I live in Fort Smith Arkansas. We are trying to bring recognition and honor to Rangers buried at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. I have been searching for more information on Ranger Marlin Maynard and I found your blog. We were at the cemetery today and actually took a pic of your cousins headstone, because someone else had told us that he was a fallen Ranger. We would love to have more information to attach to the pic (such as an obituary). Please feel free to contact me @ 479.561.0493, or by FB inbox. I am attaching a link to the page we are working on to help us achieve our goal. Thanks and God bless.


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