Sunday, May 30, 2004

A Personal Memoriam

Thanks Mom, for working in secret, doing whatever you were doing with Japanese codes before and during the war. You never divulged your secrets, but that's who you were. You honored your service and your country and both were well aware of your contribution. Thank you for the part you played in saving our world.

Thanks Dad, for repairing and maintaining warplanes under the most God-awful of circumstances. You did your best to keep your pilots safe and I am sure that they are more grateful than you ever knew. Your quiet accomplishments saved lives and made you an unknown hero.

I am so proud to be the son of two veterans of World War II.

Both of you are gone now, and though you cannot read this, I would like to think that somehow, you can understand the gratitude that I, and millions of my generation feel for the sacrifice that you so willingly made.

May we not only be worthy of that sacrifice, but may we pick up the standard that you so willingly bore and keep alive the spirit that was, and is, "The Greatest Generation."

May God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

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