From the archives- Memorial Day 2002
Still a kitten Pride looks at the Memorial Day Decoration
I put on my dad's grave.
Sunny and Moony march by to honor Papa!
My dad met Puffy, Sunny & Moony before he died in 2/99.
Missing our Sunshine-Kitty on this Memorial Day too. : (
Tommy & Pride and Papa's flag...
My dad Thomas N. Pitrelli-
was an Army- Military Police in WWII
He was overseas for almost 5 years.
He landed at Normandy- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings
He was in the Battle of the Bulge, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge
and the Battle of Ardennes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Ardennes
When the war was over he drove the enemy generals to prison.
He wasn't one to tell war stories. At the end of his life I had seen
Saving Private Ryan and I asked him about his experience.
He told me all about it. He suffered from PTSD every time
there was a lightening and thunder storm he got very nervous.
Last night there was quite a storm and I thought of him.
Our Lord Thomas Milton- Tommy is named for my dad!
My dad also shared a story with me about his beloved Nelly,
she was a longhaired blue/gray cat and how he never had the
heart to own a cat when we were kids because he missed her so.