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This is a great post! I'm a very sentimental patriot and I found it touching...
Almost all of the men in my family have served in the military. Almost all of them came home..
My father in law served in WW2 and was a fighter pilot,he flew P38"s and proudly wears his cap everyday. Recently,I traveled with him to CA to attend a reunion. I've done this several times. But,this last time was especially sad because so many of the old gang
had passed away. It was somber this last time and he spoke so much about the guys being forgotten by everyone. Well,as we boarded the plane for our return flight, a
young guy noticed my father in laws' cap and asked "Excuse me,what was the name of your fighter group." My FIL gave him a brief history and the young man stood up and said: "Sir,I'd like to salute you and thank you for your service". He said this kind of loudly and other passengers heard and they began applauding this Veteran. It was the most touching experience of my life...strangers,all of them,cheering an old hero.
There are,still, many thoughtful and kind- hearted patriots out there!
Yes i did thank many vets that day......and i looked to the heavens that night and thanked my dad~~~~~~Hope all is well with you. sara
I am very touched and happy that someone thanked your FIL - - and the planeful of individuals that joined in......thats the way it should be. There are still many WW2 vets around even though the number dwindles daily.......and they all deserve to be recognized- - - - - our rallying cry just before boarding a Huey was - "Every comes home!!"
I'm very grateful for the many that did and very respectful/remorseful of the ones still missing and that payed the ultimate price for our Freedom.. Thank you Eagle it has been a honor to get to know a Hero.. gary joined the Veterans Hall here in town.. He was in the parade and all stood and clapped when they passed.. Everyday I walk pass our Flag and give Thanks :) It is good to see you post again. you are missed and hope you have no more Hospital stays for awhile ! love lesa
there's a WWII vet who attends one of my favorite AA meetings. he's been clean for over 30 years but his message never gets old. he talks about his life during wartimes and it's like you are there. he has been everywhere and knows addicts in all walks of life. doctors,lawyers,priests, the list goes on and on. i was fortunate enough to thank him for his service to our beloved country. sway