Veterans Day – Dad

Happy Veterans Day!

In honor of all of our veterans, I thank you. My two favorite vets are my Dad and my husband, Wayne.

My Dad served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II as an aerial navigator.

He would tell of being in an airfield that had power problems while a plane was landing. He got in a truck, and instructed the pilot to fly towards his lights. He had the vehicle in reverse, ready to back up quickly and with the door open, ready to bail out if necessary.

His other claim to fame during his military career was bringing the USS Fanshaw Bay, a Navy aircraft carrier that saw active involvement during WWII, from San Diego to its final resting home in Tacoma Washington in the summer of 1946.

A Soldier

by Caleb Jones

There is discipline in A Soldier, you can see it when he walks, 
There is honor in A Soldier, you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier, you can see it in his eyes, 
There is loyalty in A Soldier, that he will not compromise.

There is something in A Soldier, that makes him stand apart, 
There is strength in A Soldier, that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn’t a title any man can be hired to do, 
A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.

A Soldier’s job isn’t finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week, 
A Soldier is always A Soldier, even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first, and his life is left behind, 
A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilian’s mind.

If you are civilian – I am saying this to you:
Next time you see A Soldier remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land is ‘Home of the free’, 
A Soldier is the one that is brave protecting you and me.

If you are A Soldier – I am saying this to you:
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER, Thank God for what YOU do! 

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