Friday, November 11, 2011
Mom here: We want to say thank you to all the Veterans that have served so that we can enjoy freedoms. We know freedom is not free or cheap.
My Dad serves in Paten's Spearhead in a tank with 4 other guys. They called one 'Old Man' because he was 24. He took me to a museum and we got to see the inside of a tank. I can not imagine being in it with 4 other men much less living in it for a year. He was at the battle of the Bulge and survived, just. They lost their tank, but one of the guys pulled him to safety. Perez called Dad every Christmas eve until Dad passed and then he called Mom, just to remember where they were and how they had saved each others lives that night.
My Father in law was in the Air Force and did not see combat, but was in the Occupation Army stationed in Germany after the war was over. My Dad saw the fighting side of war and he saw the recovery side.
My Son is in the Army now. He has been to Iraq twice during the last 'war'. He knows a different type of war from his Grandfathers, not better, just different.
WE were lucky that all of ours came home safely. Many were not so lucky.
Thank you! Service men and women and support personnel for our freedom!