Nov 11, 2013
Happy Veterans' Day
I told you a few weeks ago that he played basketball while he was there and actually made the army team., first string! When he had put in his time, he came back to Utah and went to school, met and married my mom, and never looked back.
Over the last few years he has been an active member of the VFW. He was the commander of the honor guard, you know, the men who play taps at funerals. These guys are awesome! When the Dog Walker had his final Court of Honor for Scouts, they came in and presented part of the program. It was very impressive.
No, my dad never actually fought in a war. Korea was just ending when he signed up and he was finished before Vietnam began. I've sometimes wondered what my life would have been like had he served active duty and seen some of the things my FIL witnessed during WWII. Would he have had nightmares? Would he have hated fireworks? Or would we have been one of those families who visited the war memorial to lay flowers on his early grave?
I am so grateful for his dedicated service. He and millions of other young men, fathers, dads, brothers, grandfathers who have pledged their lives to keeping our country safe.
You truly are heroes.