I watched a thought provoking video about the importance of saving those pieces of paper that we call letters or in this day and age (email's) to include in our histories or those of our ancestral family members.
I must confess that the letters of my husband to me when we were dating have become more precious to me as time passes. Since my husband passed away last year from melanoma, those letters that I have saved from him bring back great joy and pleasure to me in a way that other items such as pictures can't. These letters are his words to me...It is as if he were sitting right beside me. I am grateful that I have kept these letters and love to reflect on them from time to time. Letters are a very intimate way to learn about your family, your history, and yourself.
This web link that I have provided for you is from Roots Television and can be found at the bottom of this blog or you can just watch the video here on my blog. The video that I would encourage you all to look at is the one about the War Letters. It is an interesting way to look on life as history happened. These letters make the history come alive in a very personal way. I am amazed that so many people would be able to part with these letters that would mean so much. The people who donated these letters made a great sacrifice in relinquishing these for the project. I am grateful for the sacrifices of the families and the young men and women that have or are currently serving, or will serve in the armed forces for our freedom. I do think these feelings can and should be expressed by anyone from any country. We are benefiting now from the sacrifices of the few for the many. I thank you all for your sacrifce for me.