This week's hostess is Jan and she gives us this assignment: Since Next Tuesday is Veterans Day, I thought it would be nice to salute our Veterans and show our appreciation. Photo requirement of something patriotic.
I'm posting a picture of my dad's Purple Heart. He served in the Army during World War II. Our family owned bakeries, so the Army made him a cook. He achieved the rank of Sergeant, and was part of the campaign that marched south to north up Italy. Here's a look at a typical field kitchen My Dad was shot in the back during that campaign, but the Army doctors did an amazing job and he made a full recovery. Today I honor him, and all those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. My Dad will be 89 in February, and though he gave us a scare a couple of years ago, he's really doing well and staying active. These days my Dad is a "snowbird", dividing his time between Florida and New Jersey. He just came back to Florida yesterday, and I look forward to seeing him this coming weekend.