The Honor of Your Presence
is cordially requested
by Ooltewah, Tennessee
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM
in the West Room, Fuller Memorial Community Center,
Collegedale City Hall
in loving remembrance of
Our Distinguished Veterans
who have passed from the scene but not from our hearts
and in grateful appreciation for
Their Spouses who shared in their Service
to our beloved Country
The 2012 Memorial Dinner Guests of Honor
FOR THE CAPTION HOVER YOUR MOUSE POINTER ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW AND CLICK TO ENLARGE THE PICTURE.
The following is dedicated to All Surviving Spouses of our Post:
MORE THAN MEMORIES
Why do we care? We care because we love.
Why do we love? Because we remember.
We remember the promise of youth,
the shadows of a long life,
the satisfaction of service.
We remember the flush of first love,
the proud greetings of “Mr. and Mrs.” and later,
the children by our side.
We remember commitments made and commitments endured,
the sacrifices so many,
the pleasures so few.
I remember waking up with you next to me,
all the days we worked together,
and the days that just went by.
I remember our children growing,
and later, going to their own life
but we still had ours.
And then, you were gone!
Where did you go?
I miss you so.
Looking back, it went so fast.
Looking ahead, what's left?
We still have each other because I remember.
Someone Else remembers, and loves.
Someone who made us,
and will remake us.
Then our memories will never catch all the joy
that's unfolding unstoppable.
Then we will have more than memories.
--Lewis Laszlo Szerecz
Thursday, May 10, 2012