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Pearl Harbor trip memorable

We just got back from a wonderful trip to Hawaii, where we took my 95-year-old father for the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration. What an awesome and very humbling experience for my family and me.

He was treated like royalty over there. Many people came up to him and wanted to have their picture taken with him and an autograph. He said he never shook so many hands in all his life. He met many people and some higher-up Naval officials plus the Asst. Secretary of the Navy. Also, he met actor Gary Sinise, who does a lot for the military.

A reporter asked him what he would like to tell future generations. He said, “I wish they would teach more history in the schools so the children would appreciate how their freedom was won and they could have what they have today.”

This is one trip my family and I will never forget. We are so very proud of our father, grandfather and uncle for what he did for us. Many thanks to the men and women who fought in World War II, so we could have the freedom we have today.

Lynda Palmer

Moses Lake

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