Photo of the Day – Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a U.S. holiday devoted to celebrating those men and women who fought for our country and lost their lives in doing so.

My Dad’s “Uncle Pete”,  Private First Class Walter J. Archer, was one of them.  He fought in WWII and was killed in action on November 13, 1944 in Italy.  He was buried at the Florence American Cemetery in Via Cassia, Italy.

A few years ago, a former school friend of one of my sisters visited Italy and shot this photo for us.  Thank you Gail!  My family really appreciated this!

Uncle Pete’s Cross

One of the Buffalo Soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division, named after the renowned predecessors of the 1800’s, you can read more about Uncle Pete and the Chester County Hall of Heroes by clicking here.

Thank you to Uncle Pete and all of those who died serving our country!  We will always remember you!  May you rest in peace.

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6 thoughts on “Photo of the Day – Memorial Day

  1. I would not want to take anything away from you and your family memories. War, the causes of war and those who actually pay the price are such contentious issues – here is not the place to air them. As a former professional ‘Special Forces’ soldier now commited to a more socially just world, I have, perhaps a broader understanding than many. Enough to say that if you want to continue the conversation privately, let me know. 🙂

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