To The Herald-Whig:
In honor of my dear friend, Gene Otten, I am wearing his Purple Heart all month. What better time to honor our Purple Heart recipients and fallen warriors than the month of February, Heart Month. I believe a great way would be to wear the Purple Hearts in honor of them.
Many of them are unable to make the flight to Washington, D.C., but they should not be forgotten.
If the recipients are no longer with us take the Purple Heart out of the drawer and a loved one should wear it. I am proud of Gene and so many, many others that have given so much for our freedom.
My father was in World War I, my brother-in-law in World War II. My late husband in the Korean War, and he lost a brother in World War II, my only son was a Marine in peace time, his daughter (my granddaughter), and her husband are both in the Air Force, also another grandson-in-law, is a disabled veteran, and besides that several nephews have served in the military in the past.
Americans, thank them all for what they have done and are doing to keep our freedom. I love America and I hope you do too.