Heroes are Born

Today, I am thankful for the men and women who have served, or are serving, our country in the armed forces. Courageous people like my father-in-law, Julio Luna, who is one of the remaining WWII veterans. This past weekend, I had the privilege of listening to him tell about the time his ship was torpedoed off the coast of Australia:

“When the torpedo hit, shrapnel flew through the air all around us. A piece hit me here (he shows us the scar on his arm) and a piece hit my knee. The ship went down and we swam towards shore until an Australian ship picked us up from the sea.”

Pop’s story had me riveted, and all I could think of was, we need to capture these stories while we still have him with us. READ THE ENTIRE POST…


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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4 Responses to Heroes are Born

  1. David @ Red Letter Believers says:

    It’s such a blessing to hear these stories — and may they always be passed on. You have done a great honor by retelling them for future generations.

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Thank you so much David. I hope and pray these stories will be passed down to future generations. My next ambition is to video my father-in-law telling his stories so others can see the look in his eyes as he reminisces.

  2. elyafiller says:

    I love your latest poem!

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