In memory of my Father, who passed away 26 years ago today. He was and always will be my hero, and he was a hero to our nation, whatever your views on the issue may be, that’s an undeniable truth. The war that he gave himself up for was ultimately what ended his life way too soon, and I always thought it ironic that he died on Flag Day. I attribute all of my best qualities to him, especially my sense of humor, as is evidenced in some of his old photos from his time in Vietnam. I love and miss him always.