Saturday, June 16, 2012
Thanks to AOL for this video on the origins of Father's Day:
A special Happy Father's Day to the Dad's of our grandchildren. They are doing a great job raising their children.
My Dad will always have a special place in my heart -- he was my hero who could tackle anything. He fought the Nazi's in WWII and never saw him be prejudice toward any person because of the color of their skin. He did not tolerate anyone who dissed the military or wanted to take his Freedom of Speech away like his union when he was President of his local. He believed in unions but fought against the union slush fun for candidates believing they had no right to give his dues to Democrat candidates. He would have said the same if they were giving to Republicans.
He was a staunch Goldwater and Reagan supporter who taught my brother and I the value of freedom as he knew from fighting in the trenches of Germany what had been done to their people by a maniac who burned books, believed he had the only answers, and ordered the murders of countless people who were a different religion and didn't look like Hitler's vision of a German.
Remember on this Father's Day those that have fought for our freedoms and don't let anyone ever silence you because you don't believe the way they do. My Dad taught me to be independent and speak out -- that's what makes America the greatest country in the world -- freedom of speech along with the other freedoms guaranteed to us in the Constitution. We don't all have to be the same and march in lockstep. Remember that the next time someone tells you to shut-up, sit down, and vote for who we say that you have a voice to tell them NO!
Happy Father's Day to Dad's across America. Enjoy this weekend and especially tomorrow which is your special day!