Monday, May 31, 2010
My dad, Memorial Day and me.
Today was a day to remember all who have served for our country for we the people all over the world. I have been kinda sad today for Memorial Day has always been a special day in our home. Growing up, my brothers and I were taught to love and respect our country. Our grandfather served in WWI and our father in WWII and to this day my father is so proud to have served for his country. He was always active in the AMVETS and is a former American Legion State Commander who has help fight many battles for the veterans and has made a true difference for our Vets. Each Memorial Day my dad would be in the parade proudly wearing his cap and it was an honor for me to see him. He turned 87 this year and has the beginning of Alzheimer's which is an ugly, dreadful disease. My parents live in Nevada and I in Maryland and its hard for they are both having health problems and I feel so far away. When I visit my father he only talks about 3 things these days and they are the AMVETS. American Legion and the War. I have heard all the stories over and over again ...but you know what...that's okay for I love hearing him talk. Today I made a Red, White and Blue card with an Angel flying, her wings are spread out like an Eagle when they soar. Her arms are stretched out in front of her holding a shining star above her head and guiding it towards the heavens. I colored her wings red, white and blue. My sentiment is "God Bless America" but I am not going to post it today. I have decided no one will see this card before my dad on father's day. I have given him over 58 years of Father's Day Cards and they had the usual fishing, golfing, silly pictures or long poems but, what my father would enjoy seeing the most are the colors red, white and blue from his "little girl". I love you dad, God Bless you!