This weekend my father accompanied my grandfather on an Honor Flight. It is a really cool program that flies veterans to Washington DC so they can see their memorials during their lives.
Even though we were far away and couldn't be at the airport to meet the veterans as they returned to Milwaukee we still got to participate. On the flight my grandfather was given a packet of letters written by friends and family - just like mail call when he served.
I just had to share the items that Harper made to be included with our letters - I scanned them before sending them off.
First, a drawing:
She also wrote her own letter, with minimal input from me. You can click on it to read it more clearly:
Finally I have a photo I yoinked from my brother's Facebook page (hope you don't mind Jamie!). It was taken after my grandfather arrived back in Wisconsin.
I'm sorry I couldn't be there to welcome Grandpa home, but I'm glad we had the chance to send our thoughts in letter form. And I'm grateful we have a large wonderful family, many of whom were there to meet him. (Family members! Feel free to add your thoughts/experiences in the comments!)
Thank you Grandpa.