THANKS, DAD, THANKS MOM—D-Day is when our family celebrates Memorial Day and Veterans Day. We’re one of the few homes in the neighborhood to trot out Old Glory on June 6 and let it wave from the front porch.
Nope, we aren’t asking for a medal.
You see, we already have a couple that we have proudly inherited from:
Major Glenn William Adkisson, Sr. United States Army, Tank Corps, Normandy, Belgium, Germany.
Private Thomas Shess, Sr. United States Army, Infantry, Normandy.
Phyllis Trax (Adkisson) WWII service: Nurse.
Stella Martin (Shess), Clerk, U.S. Office of Censorship.
And, of course, thank you a couple of million times more to your brothers and sisters in arms.
Images: Adkisson (top) and Shess family archives.