As we approach our holiday weekend and look forward to celebrating the fourth of July/Independence Day, my mind has been focused on gratitude for those who have served our great country. I am humbled by the dedication, sacrifice, and courage of the men and women who dedicate their lives for a greater cause.
One such serviceman is my father-in-law, Dave. In 1968 he was honored with the "Marine Aviator of the Year" award and was invited to be a guest on the Ed Sullivan Show. I just love this photo of Doug's mom and dad with Ed Sullivan. And it's funny to see so few medals on his chest - this was early in his career and many more medals and honors would be bestowed on him later.
I also have an uncle (my mom's youngest brother) who served in the Vietnam war. How about you? Do you have any family members and/or close friends who have served their country? How will you remember and honor them this holiday weekend?