Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanks Grandpa!!!

I just wanted to take the time to let all the vets out there know how much I appreciate their services and courage throughout the years to protect this country. Happy Veterans Day!! I wanted to personally say thank you to my Grandpa Dick, who is 93 years old and still hanging in there!
(My Grandpa at Honor Flight in 2009)
My Grandpa, who is my hero, served in WWII and SURVIVED (for 3 1/2 years) the Bataan Death March, along with other horrific events that no human being should ever have to endure. My Grandpa, and many other American POW's, thought that liberation was only a dream. He endured an 80 mile walk to a camp and somehow found the only Japanese solider willing to help him remove his appendix, instead of killing him right on the spot. If that doesn't say courage I do not know what does.
(L to R- Me, My Grandpa, my Grandma and My sister-Xmas 2009)
Thank goodness he made it, because I wouldn't have wanted any other guy to be my Grandpa Dick. I love you Grandpa so much and I want to thank you so much for sacrificing your life for my freedom!! I will see you in a few days Grandp's!! Can't wait to see you!!!


  1. This is a very special post. Thanks for Grandpa Dick and all the other veterans who served, and thanks to you for posting this!!!

  2. Such a beautiful tribute! Thank your grandpa for me as well!