my dad, a proud vietnam veteran, was asked to give a keynote address in front of the vietnam memorial in washington DC on mother's day. he'll be speaking to the mothers of his brethren who perished in vietnam - those friends and brothers of his, some he knew, others he wished he did. my father being there, alive, a family man, a gigantic success, is a testament to those who sacrificed their lives.
at least that's how my father reads this. it's not about him; it's purely about them.
did i mention that the committee that chose him is run by none other than the esteemed colin powell?
usually, this is the part of my post where i wax poetically about how proud i am of my father. but honesty, i cannot find the words worthy of that honor.
so cherish your time in our nation's capital, soldier. those are your orders.
and, as always, thank you.