Memorial Day !

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

I love that song.. So  I started my day watching some video’s on you tube.. today we honor our Father or Mother or Sister or Brother or Husband or  Wife or Aunt or Uncle or Grandfather or Grandmother or Partner. that served to give us the Freedom we have today.

You will notice I said Partner or many generations the Gays and Lesbians have been serving our country. For years it was done in silence, then came Don’t Ask Don’t Tell also know as DADT. The House recently passed it and now it is on to the Senate.

As an openly Gay woman myself I am still in shock that we are in 2010 and fighting this battle. My Family the generations before me .. My Father My Grand Father My Great Grand Father and down the Uncles and so the woman who did their part in the fight..  (I have worked on my family tree and we came to Pennsylvania in the early 1800’s ) Fought for our freedom… Not to be one religion.. but so that all religions could exist.. For freedom to speak .. and to learn .. and the woman to vote.. and for the freedom of slaves.. to treat others as you would want to be treated yourself.

This is not about marriage or unions this is about 2 people being in love and one is afraid to write it in a letter home as someone may find out. Or being on a video call and not being able to say it as then you can’t fight for your country. Imagine if you could not tell the one you love that you love them when you never know if you are going to see them again. Or having to use a key word phrase to express that love.

I am begging if you are reading this .. and you know someone who is gay.. if you care about them and their future. Take the step and call your Senator and ask…  HELL… beg  them to Pass the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

I love my partner or 13-14 years ” I told you in the last post we don’t keep track its bad luck in the lesbian world ” I tell her I love her all the time.  Can’t begin to imagine having a conversation with her and being in the military. “Honey I love that Chair, I can’t wait to come home and see my Chair, I miss my Chair, Tell the Chair I love it and miss it..

Don’t let your friend, son, daughter, brother, mother,Father, Neighbor… have to say something like Chair .. instead of  YOU!

This is my dad… in WWII  he was skinny and tiny..

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