Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day!

In honor of Memorial Day, I want to spotlight another one of our brave soldier's, James Elliot Thornton.  James or "Jim" as he went by is Theron's Grandfather.  He was born on October 10th 1926 in Fitchburg, Mass.  There he met and married Beverly Hadley on Christmas Day 1945 in Orange, Mass.  They had 9 children, one of whom died in infancy.  He drove truck for most of his life and was a hard worker, having built two of their homes, one in Mass and one in Montana where they moved sometime between 1955 and 1960.  He lived out his days in Montana with his family. He passed away on the 1st of Dec 1995, from complications of lung cancer.

This great man that my kids get the privilege of calling their Great Grandfather, served in the Navy during WWII.  I just want to take this moment and say Thank you! Thank you to Grandpa Jim and all the Brave Men & Women that have served protecting our freedoms...peacetime and wartime.

The coolest story I have heard is that the day the war ended, Jim was on leave, he was in time square when that most famous of pictures was know the one, of the soldier kissing the nurse. :)