Thank you, Dad, and all veterans, for your service -

Proud of their service and bearing the weight of those who didn't come home, generations of veterans have gathered for parades and ceremonies to remind us of their sacrifices, which have enabled us to live in a free society.

I remember as a child walking with the Girl Scouts in a parade along Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City as my dad took his place with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in another part of the line of march.

We girls giggled in our green beanies and...

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