We found a touching video on Navy Times today, but before we go into that we would like to take this opportunity to greet all the Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day – especially to those in the Navy and in other branches of the military service who will have to spend the day away from their kids.
Children of fallen heroes gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, but they did more than just look and read at the names engraved on them. Armed with long-handled brushes, scrubs and hoses, they washed the Wall, using it as a way to pay tribute to their fathers.
One woman shared: “We don’t celebrate Fathers’ Day, but here we can, because our dads are here.”
Still another shared: “It’s a chance to connect. I was a baby when he was killed and so I didn’t know him.”
Those who were there saw the activity as an opportunity to spend time with their dads by taking care of the memorial that honors their dads, and that it was the place where they “felt closest” to their dads.
We could not find a time stamp on the video (those who have are more than welcome to share when this gathering took place), we are presuming that it happened in the days leading up to Father’s Day this year.
Indeed, we recognize and pay tribute to all the Dads in the service, those on active duty and who are veterans – and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Once again, Happy Fathers’ Day!