Be glad in the Lord and rejoice! Psalm 32:11

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day - Thank a Vet!

Today is Veteran's Day, a time when we pause to remember those who have served our country to maintain our freedom and our very way of life.

I take time today to honor my father, Charles Galligar, Jr., a great man who served his country during World War II - first with the Army, then as a part of the American Volunteer Group and the amazing group of men known as The Flying Tigers, who fought in Burma, China and India during the War.  He then was a part of the fledgling Air Force and stayed in active duty until his retirement in 1963, shortly after I was born.  My father was always proud of his military service, and I am so proud of being his daughter today.

Charles "Chuck Galligar, Jr. 1922 - 1978
I Love and Miss you, Dad!

This poem has hung in our home for as long as I can remember, and to me, this is a perfect tribute for Veteran's Day.

Thank You to all who have served and who are serving our country. 

1 comment:

Rebecca Rasmussen said...

This is beautiful. What a lovely tribute to your father. :)