PHOTOS: Sharing your Memorial Day pride | News
SACRAMENTO - There are hundreds if not thousands of people in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto areas extremely proud of somebody this Memorial Day.
Somebody who is serving, or has served this country.
We're giving those people a chance to share their pride.
For example, this is from Jan Ziegler, who wrote:
I am writing about my father, Clint Trefethen, who was 90 years old in February, alive, well and a true patriot. He served in the Navy See Bee's during World War 11. He recieved the Purple Heart medal of honor for injuries sustained during the invasion of Iwo Jima when his billdozer hit a land mine while clearing the beach for the landing craft to arrive. He is a true hero to our country and a hero to his family because he has continued to live his life with honor, courage, unselfishness and bravery, always putting his needs second to his fam ily. The country owes you a great debt for your service to this country and your family thinks of you with pride and are honored and blessed to call you dad.
Lisa Vasquez shared this:
I am proud of my cousin Johnny Cruz, Jr., an Army soldier, who served and passed away, he gave his life, in Veitnam.
I am also proud to say my Grandfather, who passed away in 1995 at the age of 76 yrs., serve in the United States Navy.
And now, my Son is a United States MARINE. His name is Lance Corporal Ricardo L. Montoya currently serving his first tour in Afghanistan as of May 5th. He enlisted in the Marines immediatly upon graduating from high school and is currently 19 yrs old.
THANK YOU FOR HONORING OUR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN PAST & PRESENT.
We're looking for parents, grandparents, husbands, wives, children, cousins, neighbors -- anybody who is proud of someone this Memorial Day.
Please email your pride story to email@example.com.
Include your name, your phone number and your short pride story.
Also, attach a photograph of your serviceman or woman.