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.