Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

My thanks to all of you who served our nation in the Armed Forces, especially to those who served in combat or time of war. And I'd like to acknowledge our great debt to my father's generation. Thank you, Tech Sergeant Shelby Riggs, for your combat service in the US Army in World War 2 in the fields and hedgerows of Europe, and your time as a POW at the war's end. Our nation's character is built of the fiber and toughness of these men and women.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Shelby was quite a man. His passing was a loss to the whole community.