are humbled by their daily sacrifice.
in the summer of '67, he gave it all.
he was away when his mother became ill.
he was lucky to be stateside, and that his commander allowed him
to go home. she went to Heaven three days after he returned.
he missed his first wedding anniversary, and the birth of his first child.
she missed her child's first birthday, and his first day of Kindergarten.
she's retired now...he's a fifth grader.
on Friday she was invited to attend an assembly at his school.
"Mom, i think they are going to give you an award...will you wear your uniform?"