happy Memorial Day! I wanted to make a short post expressing my gratitude for the country I live in. I'm so grateful to live in the United States; a country where it's citizens are basically free to live the way they choose. I'm really grateful for the Armed Forces and for the honorable men and women that willingly serve to keep this country safe. I'd never make it in the military, so I'm grateful that there are people who volunteer to serve so that people like me don't have to.
This is a picture of my Grandpa Zimmerman. He's a veteran of World War II and he's such a good man. He falls high on my list of heroes! Grandpa turned 90 last year, so we had a family reunion to honor him. One afternoon during the reunion Grandpa told us stories about his life, including some of his experiences in the war. It's always so interesting listening to Grandpa talk about the "olden days."
Here's a picture of Grandpa talking to a captive audience comprised of his children, most of his grandchildren and even a handful of his great-grandchildren. And also a picture of his patches, a pin, his dog tag and his Purple Heart medal that he courageously earned.