never forget

Veteran’s Day is our day set aside to honor the men and women who serve and have served in defense of our democracy at home and abroad. This past year I did an entire series on my family’s experiences during WWII. (See archives for “a man of letters.”)

The following are a few pictures from that series.

my navy uncle Charlie with my mother

my air corps Dad


my air corps uncle Ray

My uncles and my dad survived WWII but are no longer here to “never forget” each other and their comrades, so we must remember for them.

Stay tuned.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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10 Responses to never forget

  1. Loved your series. There have been some incredible commemorations over here, shame your fellow let your side down again 🙁

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  2. Dianne says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures, Sheila! Dianne

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  3. Our leaders may be indifferent to their service and sacrifice, but we will never forget our bravest. May their name be a blessing.

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  4. Susanne says:

    We mark “Remembrance Day” in Canada on Nov. 11 and living in the country’s capital, it is quite a bit deal. this year even more so, it being the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. It always moves me to tears to stand in silence for 2 minutes while the jets fly past and all the vets stand or sit with heads bowed. We owe them so much. But every year I wonder, what have we learned?

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    • That is a great question, Susanne. I’m going to say we haven’t learned much about peaceful coexistence in the past hundred years. I am hopeful that the 110 women we just elected to Congress last week will help change our national perspective on a number of issues. Fingers crossed.

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