Remembering and Thank You

Some years ago, we were getting ready to take our first ever family vacation flying to Florida for my Granddad's 100th birthday party.   We had an unexpected wait at the airport for 8 hours while our plane was being (ahem) worked on.  While we were waiting, a plane with troops landed.  The Bangor area is known for welcoming troops home since the first Gulf War.   My younger son, who was 6 at the time, was in awe of the military he saw, and asked if he could get some autographs.  We wanted to instill that these are people fighting for our country and they are heroes.  So we let him ask a few, who graciously and kindly signed our vacation scrapbook.  

I didn't post their signatures out of respect for their privacy, but I did wonder if they are still living and realized they might not be.  A sobering thought.  I want to express thankfulness for those who have fought and sacrificed everything as well as for those who are living and choose to keep serving our country.

Dixie Redmond

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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