Friday, November 11, 2011
[My Dad on the left. I believe this was taken at Kearns Air Base outside St. Lake City, Utah - summer/fall 1943. More about that in these various posts.]
Today is Veteran’s Day – an important day of remembrance. I regret not working downtown anymore. There was always an old vet on the corner selling those plastic poppies – not really selling them – more like he gave you one if you donated a buck or two.
For the past few years I’ve thought about driving out of my way to find a poppy. Maybe Ft. Snelling cemetery would have one. I could visit my Dad’s grave at the same time. Maybe take in the Veteran’s Day celebration.
I think about doing it – but never do.