Birth of the Patriotic V
Hope this note finds you all well! Today is a new day. It is Spring and the beautiful new growth in a new year on magnificent Earth that we call home!
I decided to start a new chapter for the Busy V Family! A journal of sorts with historical value. This one is free and not physically gifted. However, it is emotionally charged and my present to those who want to read it. It will be compiled of research (and my piece of mind on occasion lol) for current events, varied historical backgrounds of pertinent people and a way to immortalize my perspective as a patriotic American citizen.
I have felt a calling to create a Patriotic "V" News section for our family website for some time. Many know that I am a staunch advocate of the red, white and blue. I believe deeply in my heart about the Constitution and rights thereof. However, not all know, I am a many times over Military family member descendant. My husband is as well. We both have lineage in America that dates back combined to the mid 1600's. Our American soil roots are very deep!
Many generations dating back beyond the Civil & Revolutionary War. In our more immediate lineage, My Dad served in the Korean War. I also had 5 Uncles whom served simultaneously in all branches of service during WW2. Miraculously they all came back home to Baltimore! Here is a photo of our youngest son tending to the grave of these noble men.
My husband was active duty for the Air Force. And, very proudly, we have two sons who move the world in different ways of course. One is the essence of a Humanitarian as he is a First Responder & a Soldier in the Army who risks his life on occasion to keep his citizens safe. Our youngest (shown above) is super gifted full of life & happiness. He has academic challenges with Dyslexia but amazingly has no issues as a bowler. His dream is to become that next left-handed Pro Champion on a PBA tour. We will see lol!
Subsequently, the point is that many generations have served in this patriotic family on both sides of our maternal and paternal ancestry and we are very proud of that! Hence why I have grown to love family history and became a Genealogist to preserve our personal legacy. And what a journey it has been so far and I will share much of it in days to come.
I do believe we have done our family best to instill in our children the importance to stand humbly with pride for our blessed Ole Glory in honor of those who gave their life for that beautiful symbol.
Most importantly, I hope our children shall never forget what we have always said - which is to fear no one if their heart calls them to speak openly regarding their values.
With all this in mind - I have felt for some time now deep in my soul, that our society is loosing connection spiritually with the very blood, sweat and tears that built our nation. Simple stories that became foundational legacies are not being told completely or become mudded or sadly are ignored for varied reasons.