Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Veterans Day Project

Tomorrow I am going to start posting short stories of maternal ancestors who have served in the US military in some capacity. I know I have not found all but I will continue the search! The bricks pictured above are in the Veterans Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It was just a coincidence that the brick for Roger Heald was placed so close to dad's brick! Roger Heald is the father of Mike's wife. The next series of pictures shows the just-completed Freedom Rock also located in Veterans Park. The artist is Ray Sorensen and he is endeavoring to paint a Freedom Rock in all of Iowa's 99 counties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The side pictured to the left is of Cedar Falls' own Taylor Morris. He lost all or parts of four limbs while serving in Afghanistan.

Taylor Morris story

The next side depicts Waterloo's own Sullivan brothers who all were serving aboard the USS Juneau went it was attacked in the Pacific during WWII.

Sullivan brothers' story

The next side honors the those who served in the Korean War. 

The last side honors Robert Hibbs who lost his life serving in Vietnam. The Main Street Bridge here in Cedar Falls is named after him.
                        Robert Hibbs' story

I will also be posting veterans from the paternal side of the family at  Schellseekers

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