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Thank You Veterans

The picture above is one of  my father shortly before his passing. I read where there was going to be a local patriotic gathering, so I put my flag into the car, asked him to go with me, and surprised him by slowly driving through the gathering while loudly playing “Proud to be an American.” He received lots of cheers and applause and after we completed our drive through the group, I asked him if he wanted to go again. He did, and the response from the crowd was even louder.

For reasons I can’t explain, this day of remembrance has been especially emotional thinking about all the wonderful veterans who have served our great country. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to my buddies who served with me during my time in the United States Air Force, to those who served so bravely with my father in the United States Navy during WWII, and those dedicated soldiers who served alongside my grandfather in the United States Army during WWI. And thank you to every veteran of service to this country and their families who supported them.  I respect and honor each and every one of you.

One of our favorite groups my wife Trisha and I contribute to and support is The Fisher House Foundation.  We would encourage everyone interested in supporting our military to consider this organization.

Fisher House Foundation

My father during his time of service. Thanks Dad.

Dad the day before he met mom

 

John Parker

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