Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day in the USA: a letter, and a love, to remember

This is a letter written by a gay World War II soldier, and originally published in 1961. It's beautiful, and heart-wrenching, and so profound:




Click on the letter to see it full sized

Our GLBTQ history is so important to preserve, and to know. Thanks to the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives for sharing this with the world, and to all the GLBTQ soldiers who, out or not, fought for our freedoms.

And most of all, my appreciation to Brian and Dave, for having the courage to love all those years ago - and helping us see that even across time, our hearts are the same.

Namaste,
Lee

2 comments:

Angie said...

That was beautiful. Thanks for posting. :(

Angie

Deb said...

Amazing! Nothing like a good cry!