My father served during the Korean War. Even though he never served over there, his duty here changed him forever. All of the soldiers who lost their lives came through where my dad was stationed and my mom told me once that he could never listen to “Taps” again after the war. It was just too difficult. He had heard it over and over during the war.
My dad on the left.
My father-in-law served during World War II. He lost an older brother and I’m sure many friends. He never talked about it. That’s the way he was. He did his duty, served his country, came home and put it behind him. I’m sure that it wasn’t all “behind him”. How could it be?
Today I appreciate and thank all veterans for their service in making sure that our country remains what our forefathers had intended it to be. Free.