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My Father

24 May

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My father Robert M. Skirvin, Sr. in his uniform of the US Navy.

 

This is the first Memorial Day that I have known who my father was.

His identity was just learned this past Christmas Eve, after a lifetime of searching.

So on this day created to Honor all those who serve or have served this country in the military,

I am proud to,  at long last, be able to Honor him.

Robert Melville Skirvin, Sr. was born in Bloomington, Indiana and served in the United States Navy.

For all of you who put your lives in mortal danger, on a daily basis, while being separated from your family and loved ones for such long periods of time in service to your Country, we owe you everything, we owe you our very lives.

Memorial Day is not about hamburgers, it is about Heroes.

It is about those who proudly put on the uniform of a branch of our military every single day and who give everything, so that we may all be free.

It is terrifying to ponder what this country,  or even the entire world,  would be like today, without the sacrifices that each of you unselfishly makes for us.

To all who serve, or have served, we Honor you on Memorial Day everywhere in America and indeed, throughout the World, for what you do and have done.

May God Bless you all~

And to the father that I never knew, I am so very proud that your were a part of this and although we never met, I love you.

 

 

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10 responses to “My Father

  1. sachemspeaks

    May 24, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Reblogged this on sachemspeaks and commented:
    Memorial Day is not about hamburgers, it is about Heroes.

     
  2. Gator Woman

    May 24, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Thank you for sharing my Father~

     
  3. infinitelyremote

    May 24, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Thank you for this post Gator Woman – you are right to be proud of your father as I am sure he is of you. Peace.

     
    • Gator Woman

      May 25, 2014 at 6:15 AM

      Thank you for your sweet words. It was the search of a lifetime. He died seven years ago,
      but I have a whole new Skirvin family, new sisters and many new relatives to learn about now!

       
  4. henrylib

    May 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    an amazing story…

     
    • Gator Woman

      May 26, 2014 at 6:17 AM

      It was a journey of love~ Thank you Henry!

       
    • Gator Woman

      May 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      What a wonderful surprise.
      I have no idea how you found out about this story,
      but thank you so much for doing this for my father,
      I think he would have loved it~

       

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