memorial day 2014
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
my mother's love.
Danny, you were my mom's first love. she was only a child, when you went off to Vietnam but my grandmother tells me about how my mother would run to the window or out to the fence whenever you walked by and wave and holler at you. my mom often tells stories about you and i can tell how much she misses you by the look in her eyes. i recently went up to the Oregon Vietnam wall and rubbed your name. i was about to frame it when i came across your picture online. i gave it to her as an early Christmas present, when she unwrapped it, she burst into tears. i couldn't help but cry with her, she looked at me with such love in her eyes and said, 'that's my Danny'. you'll always be my mothers favorite memory, she talks about you and how much she loved you to this day. I've come to know you even though i was born in 1995, 26 years since you lost your life. i only hope to someday be lucky enough to find love strong enough to last over 45 years like my mothers love has lasted for you.