First of all I want to say THANK YOU to all of our men and women who have or are serving our country. It is because of you that we are still the land of the free.
I took my dad to the Dr. Thursday. Dad has become quite frail and nothing much perks him up these days. The Dr. was asking him questions and asked if he ever smoked. The answer was when he was a teen and in his 20's he had smoked for about 15 years. The Dr. said "I'll bet that was when you were in the service". For the first time in a long time I saw a light shine in dad's eyes. It was pride I was seeing. He responded that he had served in WWII. As the Dr. prodded and probed he asked him what branch of service.... "Airforce" and where were you stationed... "Guam"
As I listened to them from a distance, I felt such pride. Pride in my dad and in my country. It is because of people like him and all others who are willing to fight for us that we are free.
So, thank you Dad! And thank you to all of our fighting men and women, past, present and future. We owe you our lives.