Remembering Our Fallen

Pat, we morn the loss of your beloved grandson, Gregory. Our hearts cry with you. God bless our Gold Star families.

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Greg solo_Final_Page_05Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  For one day each year, our entire nation remembers our fallen soldiers.  This post is in memory of our grandson Army PFC Gregory Tilton,  a casualty of war in November 2009.  Our 20-year-old grandson was a boy soldier.   This is my way of honoring and remembering Greg’s loving and gentle spirit.

On this day I like to share information about very important organizations like the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and all the wonderful programs they have for the survivors — the children, siblings, spouses, parents, grandparents and family members — to help them move through the grief process.  When we first learned of our grandson’s death, TAPS was  available to our family.

This Memorial Day weekend, the families of America’s fallen heroes descend upon Washington D.C., to participate in National Military Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors.  They gather in love, to celebrate the lives of their…

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About Janie Reinart

A storyteller, educator, and freelance writer, Janie seeks ways to give people a voice to tell their own stories through prose and poetry. She and her husband, Ed, are grateful for their five children and grandchildren. Most weekends, you will find Janie praying and singing with the choir at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

2 thoughts on “Remembering Our Fallen

  1. Janie,
    You mentioned on twitter that you had shared my blog, but I didn’t realize until this afternoon when I received your post in my e-mail that you had reblogged it on your blog. Your group of followers is who I want to reach. They too are the heroes! They serve too! And, God Bless the Gold Star Families! Again, thank you dear friend.
    Blessings,
    Pat

  2. Pat,
    Thank you, my friend for all your good work. Your posts are compelling. I love how you keep reaching out and serving our military and their families with important information! Thank you for sharing. Love Janie

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