After arriving, I quickly ran over to my sister's house where I had gotten several things to make badges to wear on Veterans Day. We assembled them and were ready to wear them the next day.
Later that day, we met my parents for lunch along with my siblings to surprise my dad. We didn't want to embarrass him, but to honor our very own hero. I wanted all of my brothers and sisters to remember him. We had a nice lunch and then we headed home.
While driving away I reflected on our day. The program at the park, the kids excited to wear their badges, flag lined streets, and lunch with my dad, my hero. For SO many reasons! I love you Dad. Thank you for being who you are, what you stand for, what you have always stood for, being a great example of patriotism.