Re: A Thank You to Mr. Edward Weil – US Navy WWII Veteran

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Orginially posted by Connecticut Patriot Guard Gratitude Expressions on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:03am

My name is Lisa and I want to thank the Patriot Guard for their support and participation for a recent request for my dad, a WWII vet.

 My dad is losing his sight, and I had asked if anyone could write him a note or send a card to him thanking him for his service, as he served in the Navy on a destroyer in the Pacific, and his time in the service was among the most important things in his lifetime. I was hoping that a few people would respond, and he could have those letters to look back on and know that his service was appreciated, and he was not forgotten.

Well, the response was overwhelming! Bob “Airwolf” Stone picked up on this, and rallied the Patriot Guard into action. My dad received more than 600 notes, cards, letters, and photos, many from members of the Patriot Guard, as well as from other individuals and organizations.


You all are amazing, and while my dad had been fortunate enough to go on an American Warrior Honor Flight, and he was impressed and humbled as he wondered who those “guys with the flags and the motorcycles” were, we really had not heard the name “Patriot Guard” until the  recent letters started pouring in.


Through your efforts, and others, you changed my dad from an old guy losing his sight, into a proud and appreciated vet, whose wartime service was appreciated and acknowledged. I will never be able to thank you all enough, but I want you to know that you have made an enormous positive impact on him.


You have my deepest thanks and gratitude!  You are to be commended for all the incredible patriotic work that you do.   In fact, after seeing the impact that you have had not only on our family but also reading about the countless others that you have stood with, I have decided to become a member of this outstanding group of people.  I hope to live up to your highest standards.


Thank you again, on behalf on my father, and all the other vets and their families.