Letter to the Editor

In Memorium of Ora Marie Floyd

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day holds a special meaning to us because we celebrate the birth and life of our Mother, the late Ora Marie (Stacey) Floyd, (November 11, 1912 to December 2, 1978). This year would have been our mother's 100th birthday and even though she was never in the military, she was still a real trooper and veteran! She stood and watched as son after son chose to enlist in the military -Bogard (Sonny) Floyd was killed in action while serving with the U. S. Army's 101st Airbourne Division in Viet Nam in 1968 ,Joe, U. S. Navy, 22 years; Thomas, Kennett Army National Guard, 6 years; Robert, U. S. Army, 26 years; James, U. S. Air Force, 23 years; and Ronnie, U. S. Army, 3 years. Further, our mother paid the highest price that any mother can pay when her young son Bogard gave his life for his country. In addition to her sons, our mother had one son-in-law, James C. Stacey, U. S. Army, 27 1/2 years and one daughter-in-law, Susan K. Floyd, U. S. Air Force, 28 years. She also has grandchildren who have served fatefully in the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force.

So, on this Veteran's Day, we want to wish our mother a special Happy Birthday greeting and also that her for being a real veteran for her country! We salute you Mom and want to say Well Done - Very Damned Well Done!

With love from all of your children, living and deceased - Joe W. Crosson, Elizabeth A. Stacey, Martha J. Floyd, Thomas L. Floyd, Robert B. Floyd, James A. Floyd, Bogard L. Floyd, and Ronnie G. Stacey.