Michael Petrina -
Metro Nashville Police Department
The men and women of the Metropolitan
Nashville Police Department are mourning
the death of South Precinct Officer
Michael Petrina, who was killed in the
line of duty at 9:48 a.m. today after
being struck by a motorhome and the
trailer it was pulling on I-65 near
Metro Police Department MAY 10, 2014
HONORING THE MEMORY OF
AIR BAHAMA FLIGHT ATTENDANT
JOYCE PETRINA´S SON
Heartfelt Crew Condolences
In memory of Michael by Joyce Varga Petrina
posted on Facebook
Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We all know
Michael was a WWII buff. That started when he was only
3 years old when we showed him a photograph of Jim's
dad in his Army uniform. He landed on the beach on
June 7th. We took our boys there when Michael was 10.
He was so overwhelmed by the thousands of white
crosses in the American cemetery. Throughout his
short life, he kept that photograph of his
grandfather in his room and his deepest respect
and admiration for our veterans. Today, leaders
from all over the world are gathered there to
remember the cost in human life and suffering that
allows us our freedom. Some of our veterans from
Memphis are there today thanks to Diane O Hight
and the Forever Young Senior Wish foundation.
Our good friend, Dr. Rice Drewry volunteers as
the trip doctor. He's known Michael since he was four.
Today, he will release some of Michael's ashes on the
Beaches of Normandy. And in my mind I'll hear the
sad and lovely song, Forever Young that Rice wrote.
A month ago today, I received the last text from
our son. We were looking forward to meeting up half
way between Memphis and Nashville on the other side
of Jackson with Anthony and Alyssa to celebrate
Tomorrow makes one month since he's been gone
from us. Our hearts are still broken and the
tears just don't stop.
Remember him in your hearts today.