Welcome to a new week!
It’s Memorial Day here in the US. While it’s the first long weekend of the summer it more importantly time to remember the men and women who gave their lives for our country. My father was a 3 War Vet and an airplane mechanic, he passed away in 2005. He saw the end of WWII, and he was in Korea, Vietnam and was on standby for the Gulf War. As a child we went to every air show and while he liked seeing the new planes his love remained for the old warbirds that he once worked on. I remember at one of these shows an old retired Air Force pilot, recognizing my dad, shaking his hand and hugging him, “Your father saved my life. He kept my plane on the face of a direct order because he knew she wasn’t safe to fly and would have caught fire in the air. That plane right over there….” as he pointed to the P51 behind him.
Offer a prayer of thanks today for those who went willingly and those who didn’t, but all of whom gave their lives for the freedoms we have today.
Blessings from this grateful daughter of a 3 War Vet.