Amazing Grace

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My father was a World War II veteran, an experience that he credited for changing his life for the better. A high school dropout and part time troublemaker, he joined the Navy two days before his 18th birthday, on June 6, 1944. D-Day.

He loved the Navy until the day he died, marrying his beautiful bride on the same day ten years later in Emporia, Kansas, the town where Veterans Day was first created, and where my mother and brother (and family) still live.

One of my father’s favorite songs was Amazing Grace. It was played during his memorial service in his honor back in 1997.

So on Veterans Day, it just seems right to show this video.

Happy Veterans Day to you all.

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