Medal of Honor winner's death a reminder to honor all veterans

July 30, 2013 

I just finished reading a thoughtful article about retired Col. George "Bud" Day, a World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veteran (Herald, "Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam POW dies," July 29).

He was a five-year POW in Vietnam and a highly decorated veteran. He just passed away at 88 years of age.

My father would have turned 88 this week. He also sacrificed so much to ensure our freedoms. He was shot during World War II and fortunately lived to be 86. He was a loving and supportive father.

There are many men and women among us who are courageous war veterans, young and old. They could be your brother or sister, father or mother, grandfather or even great-grandfather.

Please do what you can to honor them. Let's never forget the honorable and courageous sacrifices these wonderful men and women have made for us.

Brenda MacWilliams


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