Yesterday was a day to say thanks to our military veterans. Would we be a free nation if it weren’t for the brave men and women who have fought and defended us for so many years? I think back on the veterans I know personally—my dad, stepdad (World War II), father-in-law, Uncle Dick (WWII), and brother-in-law Mike (Vietnam)—and I’m so grateful that they helped keep America strong.
But Veterans Day also is a somber time, as we think about our brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. One of those was a hometown boy, Lance Corporal Garrett Gamble. Garrett, a Marine, died on March 11 in Afghanistan at the tender age of 20.
Yesterday our community held a ceremony to dedicate a small park in Garrett’s honor. Everyone who spends time in that area will think of this courageous soldier and former neighbor. He will never be forgotten.
Even the sky approved!