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Friday, December 7, 2007

Honoring a Generation

I photographed one of my neighbors Wednesday morning. I have lived down the street from Jon Pensyl for about three years. He belongs to a generation of my heros. I had met him before, and knew he was retired Air Force. He is a modest man, like most from his generation. I didn't know until Wednesday he was one of the World War II's Flying Tigers.

I was blessed enough to grow up around a bunch of men from this generation, men who knew what sacrifice really was. They proved themselves, knew they were men,
and influenced the next generation that came along just by the way they lived their lives. I learned a lot from these men. We all did.

Anyway, it is Pearl Harbor Day today. Lot of people think nothing of it anymore. Sadly not too many of this generation around now. I am glad that over the years I have gone back and thanked a few of them for the guidance I received and for what they gave. If you know any of these men, go tell them thanks for the job they did, for making our world a better place.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Danny , this really touched my heart. Your words are softly spoken, but loudly heard. I liked this so much. Being the Sister of a Green Beret, I too, am proud and thankful and most grateful for those men and women who have sacrificed their time and lives for our freedoms.

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