Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Tribute to a World War II Veteran

We spent Christmas week in a vigil awaiting my Uncle George's death. He died in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. He had been a veteran of World War II but never talked about it. Back in May, Nashville TN experienced massive flooding. My aunt and uncle's house had anywhere from 4-6 feet in it. After the waters receded we started salvaging. In a cedar chest we found his Steelheart Bible. The bible was a pocket bible that had a steel cover on it. It was given to soldier's to put in their front chest pocket to over their hearts. The steelcover was to stop a bullet. That was in the chest along with his uniform hat, dog tags, unit patches, bronze star, purple heart and more awards. For his funeral we took the items we had saved and cleaned and created this work of love to pay tribute to a wonderful man.

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