Dad, thank you for providing service to our country during Vietnam which ultimately took your life forty years later. One day our government will admit that Agent Orange caused your lung disease. I never heard you speak negatively about our government which is something more Americans should do. You were proud to vote in every election and proud to serve our country.
Dad was an airplane mechanic for the F-9 (?) in the Air ForceI watched you walk in Memorial Day Parades as a member of the VFW and the American Legion on many occasions when you weren't with your Brother Masons.
I am not only thanking you for serving and protecting our country but also all of the other Americans who have in the past and are currently serving. There is a strength and bravery you have/had that I never could find in myself. This Memorial Day, Dad, you will be honored along with all the other Veterans who have served our country. when I hear taps at the cemetery...I'll cry. How can I not?