Just a year ago Decatur, Ind. high school students while visiting the World War II memorial during their Washington, D.C. tour shook hands and gave us thanks for our service with each of our group 30 WWII Merchant Marine veterans. This was a special honor and a heartfelt emotional moment for us.
We salute each and every student, their parents, teachers and chaperons.
Parents and teachers, are you listening?
Fellow veterans and those who are on active duty wear your identification this Memorial Day and every day.
Cory J. Matthew, WWII Merchant Marine-Radio Officer