This was the 2nd Hellcat Tank with family of the WW1 & WW2 Vets
You have to LOVE our Boys Scouts!
One of my favorite Holidays in the 4th of July! I am so proud to be an American. We went to watch the Freedom Festival's Grand Parade in Provo. (Its the states largest of its kind). I always get so emotional when our war Hero's and as the American flag is brought through. I think of my generations of family members who were in the Armed Forces and fought for our Freedoms we have today. I think of my dearest Father and Grandfathers who served and fought hard and have battle scars on there bodies today from there selfless sacrifices. They lost friends in their hands and had to do things themselves that haunt them to this day. I wept as we Welcomed soldiers just home from Afghanistan along with their families who marched on with pride. I wept as families of just resent fallen Utah soldiers were Honerd (all fallen men were Marines) I wept as our dearest world war 1 & 2 veteran's drove past on a Hellcat world war 1 tank. I just stood in awe and felt all the great blessings we have as Americans to be able to celebrate and witness our countries pride. I hope all of you enjoyed celebrating the Birth of our Nation. So the older I get the more I realize my Fathers and Papa's influence in my countries pride. Thanks Dad for all the wonderful memorise of having you work at North Island Naval Base, I loved seeing all the hard sweat, blood and tears you put into all those f-16 and f-18 parts (and to many other miltary components parts to name and remember). Not to mention the great privlages of having you work on base (Seeing our US Presidents Air Force 1 on the tarmack, somehow you always manged to get us a sneek peek :-).
Your one of my Hero's Daddy and proud to share that with others! You know if I could I would have been a Solider myself.
"Semper Fidelis; Always Faithful. The Few. The Proud. The Marine's."