Tuesday, January 08, 2008

TWD FRIEND, PETER ACKERS, PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO OUR FALLEN WHILE OVERSEAS

Yesterday I received an email from a longtime friend from here in Folsom. His name is Peter Ackers, but I like to call him "Private Pete". He's a Veteran and a great American. I remember when he first left for duty back in the '80s. His email read:

Happy New Year Dave,

Just got back from the UK visiting family and had the opportunity to visit this US military cemetery. Very impressive tribute to our fallen warriors from WWII. Said a prayer for our commander in chief and country, so that we may have the strength to prevail in our new world war.

Peter

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial has 3,812 of our fallen heroes resting peacefully. Included on the grounds is a "Wall of the Missing" which lists another 5,127 of those who were lost in battle. Among the missing, Major Alton Glenn Miller and Joseph P. Kennedy.

Because of patriots like Private Pete, these warriors who paid the ultimate price in service to our Nation know they are not, and never will be, forgotten.

Pete, thanks for this patriotic gesture, and, most importantly, thank you for your service. You're a good man. Proud to know you.

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