Miss Macey called her Grumps (Coast Guard) the other night to invite him to her school for a special ceremony. The kids were encouraged to invite a vet, and Macey got two! Her Uncle Joe (Army) is a member of the local Honor Guard. The Honor Guard showed the kids how to properly fold our flag, explaining in the process just what the flag and each fold means. Afterward, everyone went outside to witness a seven-gun salute, ending with Taps. I get chills every time I hear that.
My dad served in the Army during WWII. This is perhaps the only photo I have of him in his uniform. He would be mighty proud of this smiling g/granddaughter.
Thank you, thank you to each and every veteran. Because of you, we live in a free nation. God bless our troops and their families everywhere, especially Dr. John. All of you are making a sacrifice, just for the folks here and for the folks where you are. Be careful.