Dwight Eisenhower said the conflict would have been lost if it were.
But as Len Gudmunson, president of the board in charge of the memorial, spoke during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the monument, he understood that some in his audience might fail to name all six. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force those are easy. Then there's the Coast Guard. But what's that last one?Walter Holm, who served during World War II as a merchant mariner, takes to the podium as the guest speaker for a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Nike Air Max Zero Purple
the podium as the ceremony's guest speaker, Hudson resident Walter Holm listed some of his branch's contributions. He was part of those efforts as a merchant mariner during World War II, sailing with convoys world wide. Holm floated in the North Atlantic, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, hauling "everything you could think of," he said.
Honoring the most obscure branch of the military was fitting for a memorial that strives for inclusivity. flag atop Iwo Jima during World War II. Taking Nike Air Max Zero Qs Black
Wig)That sixth and often forgotten branch, Gudmunson reminded the crowd, is the Merchant Marines, the ones who supply military efforts across the world as they dodge the perils of the sea. They, too, were remembered on Memorial Day at the Honoring All Veterans Memorial, located in Veterans Memorial Park.
Honoring All Veterans Memorial in Richfield on Monday, May 26. (Sun Current staff photos by Andrew Air Max Zero Pink
Locomotives, tanks, trucks, troops, clothing, medical supplies and "under some pretty severe conditions sometimes," Holm recounted. armed forces during World War II, losing about 9,000 men plus 600 prisoners of war, while 1,500 ships were wiped out. Bombers threatened from the sky while German Nike Air Max Zero Essential - University Red/Black submarines employed "wolfpack" tactics from the ocean's depths, among some of the threats Holm listed. "For me, it was kind of an exciting life, but of course, when you're 17 years old you can't get hurt anyhow," Holm recalled. He did indeed emerge from the war intact, as leaders such as Gen.
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