Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Member's & Family Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 16, 2006, 3:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Walter C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,804
Default

My parents were Salvation Army officers from the 1920's to the 1960's. Their life was "uniform" not only in their attire, but in their lifelong sacrifice in service to others. Here they are as young officers.


Attached Images
 
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 16, 2006, 3:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Walter C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,804
Default

Here's my dad as a newly-commissioned Salvation Army officer.


Attached Images
 
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2006, 3:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Walter C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,804
Default

Here's my mom, as a "cadet" in The Salvation Army's School for Officer Training in Atlanta. An interesting thing about The Salvation Army is that both man and wife are commissioned (as ordained ministers) separately, and each has his/her own ministry.


Attached Images
 
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2006, 3:58 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Walter C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,804
Default

Here's our family in 1944. I'm in the lower right.


Attached Images
 
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2006, 4:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Walter C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,804
Default

After 45 years of combined, faithful service my parents were honorably retired. Here they are with some of my uncles and aunts, who were also Salvation Army officers.

My brother and I are holding the USA and Salvation Army flags.

It is a rich, though unusual heritage. They are missed.


Attached Images
 
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2006, 5:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Maw Harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 123
Default

Walter, that is indeed a wonderfull heritage. Thank you for sharing.

btw, my dad lives in Grand Prairie and every year or two my 3 sisters and I rendevous there the first full weekend in June for Celtfest and Highland games at UTA... It's a grand time at a very nice place for us.

Regards
Maw Harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2006, 12:19 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,724
Default

Way to go, Walter! I have long admired the Sally Ann ( as we so fondly refer to this wonderful organization). This is a super post, and is indeed a fine tribute to the type of caring, giving people who really really do great work. If other organizations did as much with what they have, we'd all be willing to give more. The Salvation Army talks the talk and walks the walk. Large, highly publicized religions and charities whose administration eats up much of what's colected, could learn a lesson from this wonderful institution.

Kd
KENNETHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2006, 9:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Walter C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,804
Default

Thanks Maw and Kenneth.

Yes 'the Army' is truly a special organization made up of some very dedicated people. Their reputation was 'made' largly by those early pioneer officers who sacrificed so much to gain the public's trust and support.

Walter
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:36 PM.