I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER….
A Call For Veteran’s Stories
Written by Charlie Gebhardt, Investigator
(Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, 1948-1993)
A couple of years ago, I was asked to write a memory of my military service for a Veterans Day edition of Straight Track. (Read)
This year, we are asking that any of you reading this newsletter to share with us your "Veterans Story" for next week's Straight Track edition.
It isn't what any one of us did or went through that is particularly important; but that we, as Veterans, remember our service and pass that on to others to appreciate that time served.
Always remember none of us that have lived to tell the stories are the heroes. The heroes are those we remember on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The heroes never had the chance to observe a Veterans Day as we do. The least we all can do is not to let anyone forget them.
We should tell the Veterans' stories; it is our history. We must tell our children and their children, etc. Even if some of the stories may be embellished, possibly they make up for the many stories so many Veterans are hard-put to re-tell.
Encourage the telling of these stories again and again. It is so important as history and as lessons of life. We must understand what it was to have walked in their boots for awhile.
Let's pass it on...
Email your "Veterans Story" to us at email@example.com.