Tuesday, November 14, 2017

~ Remembering Gene ~

"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees" ~  John Muir

The military from Fort Irwin always supports Veterans Day in Barstow, CA.

This Veterans Day is special to me because two of my high school buddies joined me to honor our friend, Gene Christiansen.  It is also special because Gold Star Mother, Romona Griego was in attendance again at this year's ceremonies.  She is the mother of our high school friend, Clarence Griego.  Both Gene and Clarence died bravely in Vietnam.

Personally, I'd like to salute my good friend, John Lopez who also served in Vietnam.  Here are a few pictures from the Veterans Day celebrations on November 11, 2017, in Barstow, California.

Gold Star Mother, Mrs. Ramona Griego, and Robert Griego.

John F. Kennedy High School buddies - Joe Enriquez, Robert Griego, and Bobby Martinez.
reunite to honor Gene Christiansen.  

Gene Christiansen, shortly before being shipped to Vietnam - 1968.

The Gene Christiansen Memorial located on Main and Third Street, Barstow, CA.

More friends stop by to honor Gene Christiansen.

John Lopez, next to my Yamaha 305cc, shortly before being shipped to Vietnam in 1969.

Veterans Day honoree stops to honor the fallen - Barstow, CA.

"All Gave Some ~ Some Gave All."

This soldier, never moved until he played "Taps" at the end of the ceremonies.