Posted by: SJS | May 24, 2017

In Memoriam

This 1944 photograph shows the memorial to the PT sailors who were killed in action, missing, or died from other causes in World War II.  The memorial wall stood in Bulkeley Park at the Melville, Rhode Island PT Boat Training Center.  More names would be added to the wall over the remaining months of the war.  The photo was supplied by PT Boats, Inc., of Germantown, TN.

As we prepare for the upcoming observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th, this simple, dignified memorial bears witness to those who paid the final full measure to protect and defend all that we hold dear as American citizens.  In the midst of the traditional Memorial Day celebrations on Monday, take a moment for silent gratitude on behalf of all who gave their lives in service to us all.


  1. Amen.

  2. Amen.

  3. Probably nothing here you haven’t already researched, but thought of you instantly when I saw it.

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