Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Favorite Veteran

My favorite veteran is my Dad, pictured here as a young Marine in the early 1940s and (center) today.  For Dad's 90th birthday earlier in the year, I asked a few of his favorite race car drivers and a few other prominent people to send him cards.  One of those who sent cards was Hershel Woody Williams, West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor Winner.  My Dad was in the 5th Marine Division, wounded at Iwo Jima and a Purple Heart recipient.  Woody was in the 3rd Marine Division and received his Medal of Honor for his heroic service at Iwo Jima.  In his card to Dad he wrote:
     "Life is God's gift to us.  What we do with it is our gift to him.  You have done well."



 Woody Williams also sent me a card, saying "Thank you for giving me the chance to send the card.  it was my pleasure to honor a Marine".  I think Woody is my 2nd favorite Veteran!

8 comments:

Papercrafting Princess said...

Heartwarming. Love all the techniques and details you used!

Amy said...

What an amazing LO!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Wonderful tribute to your dad, Cindy!
p.s. could you please consider turning the word verification off in your comments settings...unless you have spammers bothering you. Thank you!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Lovely layout Cindy! I really like how the white around your page really makes the rest stand out so nicely!

E.T. said...

what a great layout and such a beautiful feeling when someone writes back :)

Heather Landry said...

I think it's wonderful that he sent you a card to thank you for the opportunity to send your Dad a card. That's pretty awesome!

Keren Tamir said...

wow great keepsake about your dad!! and what an honor!!

Tamika said...

AWESOME