Saturday, November 11, 2006
I want to thank you fa lettin me be myself
It's Veterans Day. I would like to say thank you to all veterans and current military personnel for all that you do for us. The courage to risk your life for our country is something that all Americans should appreciate. You will always have my support and best wishes.
My father was a veteran of the Korean War and he paid a high personal price. The horrors of what he endured haunted him his entire life. He paid such a high price that sometime after the Viet Nam conflict had passed and it was clear that I would not have to serve, he told me that had I been drafted he would have helped me go to Canada to avoid the horrors he lived. I was shocked! I had never considered Canada because I felt it would dishonor my Dad. I am grateful that I never had to face that decision.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.