On Dec. 14, my father will have been dead for 10 years. It doesn't hurt any less than it did 10 years ago, and tears are in my eyes as I type this post.
Although my father is no longer with us, I want to thank him today, on Veteran's Day. He was an MP in the Air Force in Vietnam, and he was proud to have served his country.
I hope you will take a minute to read the essay I wrote about him last year, "Memories From the Daughter of a Vietnam Veteran," which Mrs. Lieutenant author Phyllis Zimbler Miller posted on her blog.
And I hope you will take a minute to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who fought and died for our country over the years and to thank those who continue to serve our country.
I only wish I had been old enough and wise enough when my father was still alive to tell him how proud I am of him.