I spent the afternoon today at a Memorial Day Banquet for veterans at the assisted living home where my grandpa is living. It was a special experience and I’m so glad I got to go!
They were giving rides in old military vehicles. We rode in a Jeep from 1943. Here’s my grandpa all ready to go!
And here we all are! It was a very windy day and a very windy ride!
A little closer:
My grandpa talked to the driver about his time in the Marines in WWII. I know he enjoyed the ride and I’m sure it broke up the monotony of his days.
Here’s my grandpa as he always is…I asked to take his picture and he stuck his tongue out when I snapped the picture. lol
And a more serious one:
This one didn’t turn out so well, but an active duty Marine gave my grandpa a Marines hat and t-shirt and thanked him for his service.
This man also served in the Marines and gave my grandpa sand from the shores of Iwo Jima. Very touching.
I am proud of my Grandpa’s service in the Marines and all of his sacrifice so that we can be free.
Thank you to all of the veterans out there!!