November 11, 2017

Honor

November 11, 2017 (315/365)

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. 
They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” ~ President Harry S. Truman

Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has flown America's veterans to Washington D.C. where they visit the memorials to the wars in which they served. Last weekend, Lisa's dad, a Marine in Vietnam, was on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. It was my privilege to write a letter thanking Paul for his brave service to our country. I have always wished that my dad, who served in the Navy during World War II, could have enjoyed this honor too. Thanks to Lisa’s dad and sister, who took my dad's dog tags along with them, that wish came true last Saturday. On this Veteran's Day, I am so grateful to Paul and Paula for sharing their special day with me and my family. And I humbly thank all of our veterans who have bravely served our country. 

Photos above taken by Paula Sockett or used via Creative Commons license. All photos edited by me.