Monday, July 5, 2010

God Bless America

My Grandaddy, Aaron Lee Creel. We share the same middle name. My Dad, my son and my cousin share his first name. Also my daughter shares his middle name.
I love theses pictures of him while he was serving in the Armed Forces. I only have photos of him as his life was cut short on July the 4th, 1963. He was a Deputy Sheriff in a small north Florida town and the evil in one of the prisoners heart cost him his life. He was 41 years old. I wonder what it would have been like to know him and to have him around while growing up. I think about how everyones life would have been different if he would not have been killed.
I remember him the most on July 4th. But, I also am thankful for the freedom and the opportunities that the Lord has provided for all of us living in the United States of America. I pray God's protection and peace for all those serving our country now and for their families.
Here's my flag made out of shells and old rusty nails I found at Shell Point Beach a couple of summers ago. Happy Birthday, America! And one day, I'll meet you, Grandaddy Creel!

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