It’s Memorial Day – A Time to Remember Those Who Sacrificed







Most of us think of Memorial Day as another Monday holiday, another day off from work, and baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie.  But the real purpose, as the name implies, is in memory of our men and women who died while in the military service.

On this day, I remember three people.  The first is Jonathan C. Shine, who was in my company at West Point and graduated 2 years before me.  He was killed in action on October 15, 1970.  He was 23.  The second is Michael J. Callahan, a friend and neighbor when I was growing up in New City, New York.  He was killed in action on November 8, 1967.  He was 18.  The third is my 6th great grandfather Jan Van Dyke.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Monmouth on December 4, 1777.  He was 68.  Please take time to remember those who have given their lives for our country.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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