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Thanks Dad, and the Rest of You Wonderful Veterans!

My personal thanks to my dad, and all the other Vets out there for helping preserve our freedoms.

A heartfelt thank you from Cupertino Patch to all the Veterans out there for the sacrifices you've made for our country.

My father, Donald A. Ward, Sr., a veteran of the Korean War, lived through the war, but isn't here today for me to thank him personally for his distinguished service in the military.

He, along with thousands of others have given to our country so that all of us can enjoy the freedoms we live each and every day.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Rod Sinks November 11, 2011 at 11:15 PM
The ceremonies yesterday and today at Cupertino's Memorial Park were very well done. Hats off to all the participants! Particularly moving to me were the words of Vietnam Vet Dennis Whittaker encouraging Vets still suffering PTSD to seek help, and City Manager Dave Knapp reminding us that the many privileges we enjoy are thanks to those who have served our country. I believe it was this poem that he read: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Charles_Province And here's to my dad, who was proud to have served as Lt. Commander in the Navy during WWII, when he worked on a new thing called radar.
Edna Ward November 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM
Thank you Anne for thanking all veterans. They do so much for all of us and they DO need to be thanked. Your Dad looks like a real cutie to me!
Anne Ernst November 12, 2011 at 12:51 AM
Rod, thanks for finding that poem. I loved it.
Jeremy Barousse November 12, 2011 at 02:14 AM
Great story Anne! your dad sounds like he was a great guy!
Brandon Beaux Ward January 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Dear Anne Ernst. Was your father D.A. Ward son of Mel Ward and brother of Mel and Bill Ward? If so I am your cousin Beaux Ward. I am Bills' youngest child. I would love to hear from you. Call me 727-688-2741please.

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