A Father’s War Letter: Memorial Day Feature

really touching. We should remember what those men did for our freedoms and never forget

The Artistic Christian

The following letter was written by Lt. Walter Schuette during World War II, to be read to his newborn daughter in the event that he did not make it home alive.[1]

As we read what was on this father’s mind while off at war, may we remember all who are currently, serving away from their families, to pay the price of our freedom.

American Soldier Writing Home
Photo by Joseph Schershcel/Timepix

December 21, 1943

My Dear Daughter, Anna Mary,

Some day I shall be able to tell you the conditions under which I write this letter to you.

You arrived in this world while I was several thousand miles from your mother’s side. There were many anxious moments then and since.

This message comes to you from somewhere in England. I pray God it will be given to you on or about your tenth birthday. I hope also to be present when that…

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