Monday, May 25, 2020
Happy Memorial Day -- Sorta
My tribute to our forefathers who fought to protect our nation.
My father never met me. He died in WWII in the cockpit of his P-51. I wouldn't be here, except for a brief leave between flight school and his assignment to Iwo Jima. He provided escort service to the B-29s that bombed Japan daily.
I don't have many pictures of him, but this one was posted to a website honoring the 506th Fighter Group. My father is the furthest out on the wing.
My father and many soldiers throughout our history fought to preserve our freedom. Now in a matter of weeks, it has all been taken away. Sometimes it's hard to believe this is still the United States of America. I believe it's time to once again become the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
I'd like to wish him and all of his compatriots that helped keep us safe and free, Happy Memorial Day ... and thank you.