On Veteran’s Day, I appreciate the sacrifices of all the men and women who served to keep us free, and I also appreciate those currently serving. However, my favorite veteran will always be my dad. Although he now lives in heaven, I am proud of his service to our country as a tank commander on the front lines in the Korean conflict.
Above is a picture of the shadow box containing his Army photo and medals. The one medal missing, he never accepted. Though wounded twice by being shot and requiring surgery on his hand, he refused the Purple Heart, saying that ‘the real heroes are the ones who didn’t come home.‘
His family disagreed. He was our hero.
Most of you have read my poem about him, but here’s the link for any who have never read about my Gentle Warrior.
Blessings to all our vets as we celebrate their service to our country!