Memorial Day

RoseThey were young and strong brothers and they were the men of their family when the country came under direct attack with lives lost at Pearl Harbor. They dropped what they were doing, left the mines in Pennsylvania, enlisted, were trained with young men from neighboring mining towns and villages, and they fought back the invaders. The costs were dear. Just twenty-five percent of my father’s platoon returned from the Pacific, and they were changed men. We remember.

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