#staffpicksunday — When Nell, from Patron Services, saw the book, "Flags Of Our Fathers," she said to herself: "Oh, I'll read that. It's about WW2, that's where my dad was. Little did I know how gut-wrenching, heartrending, horrible, fascinating... not enough words to describe how I felt, as I read this book. My dad died long before the book was out. He wouldn't have read it, though. Like most men of his generation, he rarely talked about the war, much less read a book about it. Reading this book really opened my eyes to the horrors of war. How men could do this to each other? But it is true and it did happen and unfortunately, still happens. I wish I could have thanked my dad for his service, but knowing him, it would have embarrassed him. 'Flags of Our Fathers' is a wonderful tribute to all those who fought on Iwo Jima. So many died. Who can forget the image of the soldiers raising the flag on the hill? This review does come with a warning however. Keep a box of Kleenex nearby at all times. I guarantee you will need them." This book is located in the nonfiction collection: 940.5426 BRA, in regular or large print.
I am so grateful for those brave enough to serve around the world, and keep safe things we take for granted in our great country. Grateful for my little brother and sister in law answering the call of duty. Grateful for my grandfather with his camera who captured men and women in the armed forces decades ago. As much as this country is falling apart in the eyes of others, let's not forget the blood, sweat and tears given to ensure we still have roofs to go home to. Thank you for your service, men and women in our great military! 😘😊❤🇺🇸💪#sempefidelis #america#happyveteransday#flagsofourfathers#keepmovingforward#ilovemymarines#snapshots