Monday, November 10, 2003
VETERANS DAY. Here is to my father in law, who as a young man fresh out of high school in Oklahoma, traveled to the Pacific and fought the Japanese island to island. So many of his companions were killed they had to consolidate units. Without men like him, who went into war because it was the right thing to do to protect our country, we would all speak Japanese or German. While the French surrendered to protect themselves, American teenagers and young men fought all over the world, dying in scores, to preserve freedom. They don't whine, most will not even speak of it, so many do not know of the common bravery of these men. They were ordinary men driven to do extaordinary things. God bless them all.