Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remembering. . .

Memorial Day. . . We went to Memorial Park in Chula Vista.  It has a war memorial there that lists the names of all of the Chula Vista residents who have died in each of the wars since WWII.  We chose this location and monument because it has the name of "Papa the Great's" only  brother who was killed during WWII.  He was assigned to a gun on the USS Bataan, an aircraft carrier, and was taking part in the invasion of Okinawa when he was killed by a Kamikaze pilot who was shot down close to their ship on April 17, 1945.  RB Short was only 19 years old when he was buried at sea .

Taking a few  minutes to read about RB

A "non-traditional" Memorial day lunch at Pat & Oscar's.  
Mmmm. . . warm breadsticks and pasta.
After remembering RB and filling our tummys, we went to the park near our house, met up with some friends, and played until dark . . . Tomorrow, back to the grind.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

What a special Memorial Day. Way to remember what we are supposed to on this day rather than hang out in front of the TV!