I may not agree with our leaders today but one thing I will always support is our troops, those that have served or are still serving. I believe that what they are doing is so very vital to our way of life. So....
Words will never be enough.
Every Veteran's and Memorial Day I like to "spotlight" one of my soldier ancestor's. Today, after talking with a cousin this last week about this family line, decided to talk about my 4x Great Grandfather Robert Goad.
Robert fought in the Civil War as a Confederate. While looking back 150 years, I do not agree with what the South fought for, I don't have the proper perspective. To a lot of the men and boys that were fighting for the South, the war wasn't about slavery. It was about their freedom.
What a horrible war this was for our country. We had brother's fighting against each other. It was a sad time for our country. But we fought and came back and became a very fine "United" country. Yes, it took a long time. And we are still working on it but isn't that the point...to keep growing.
Robert was a 2nd Lieutenant for the 22nd Texas Regiment Infantry Co. K. I sadly, don't know much more about Robert. I am starting my research on him and his family this week. So, I don't have any cool pictures to go along with him.
I just wanted to say Thank You Robert for standing up for what you believe in. I don't always agree with my ancestors but they are my family. And family is what makes this hard life worth living.
|This was taken by me in July 2010 at the Riverside Cemetery in Orofino, ID|