Eugene Marseilles Hornot
My Father’s WWI Portrait
Corp of Engineers
France ~ The Great War
This picture was taken outside the Smithsonian Museum of American History on my daddy’s last visit to VA. We pushed him into where the aging American Flag was hanging in all of it glory. My frail daddy sat erect in the wheelchair, removed his beret, and saluted his flag never saying a word. In 1993, he died at 100 years 7 months of age. He did not talk about the war, but I know he never really got over what he experienced while serving with the Army Corp of Engineers at the height of WWI. On this Memorial Day in the USA, Remembrance Day in Canada, and Remembrance Day on Sunday in The United Kingdom, please let us not forget the sacrifices our American, Canadian, British, Irish, and Scottish veterans made while serving their countries during what was known as “The Great War.”
A wonderful tribute to another brave man.
Those that do come back from those terrible experiences, suffer greatly for the rest of their days. We often forget that. It's never 'over' for them.
Who are the pretty gals behind him?
Wonderful post, Genie. It was Remembrance Day here in Australia as well ... we had a very moving commemoration liturgy at school today.ReplyDelete
I just love the photos of your Dad ... marvellous tribute to a great man. My son was a medic in the Army over here in Oz ... served out his time here thankfully and just finished his time at the end of last year. I'm rather glad as his old unit is now over in Afghanistan ... and there have been some losses since they arrived.
Thank you for sharing films showing the history.ReplyDelete
In one of our blogs we post scanned films of my family members and ancestors.
If you are interested in, please come take a look at them.
Have a nice day.
This is a beautiful tribute to your father, Genie.ReplyDelete
It is good to remember and honor all the brave men and women who have served our country!
Happy Veteran's Day!
«Louis», very belatedly, has just seen your moving tribute to your father and all of those who have served in our military.ReplyDelete
Despite all its horrors, there are ways in which WWII did not match the horrors of WWI.
«Louis'» maternal grandfather fought in WWI. Like your father, he wouldn't/couldn't talk about it.