My dad, Art, was a purple heart veteran. He was shot on Anzio beach. I am proud of him. Like the others, he didn't like to talk about his experiences in WWII.
I was born post WWII, a few years after my dad returned home. Growing up I never could relate to the war, it seemed ions away. In recent years I have thought more about the war, the sacrifices that were made, and the brave young men who enlisted to fight for our liberty. I am in awe of their patriotism & their selflessness.
I realize the current war is controversial, but I still stand in awe of the wonderful men and women who love their country and answer the call to serve in order to preserve our freedoms.
Let us remember that freedom isn't free. It was bought with a price.