The father of one of our employees - a World War II veteran -- died recently. My first thought was to write a Point of View praising him and all the others who served with him, and save it till Veterans Day.
Then I realized it would be wrong to delay it until November, because if I did, many more of you would no longer be around to hear what I have to say.
So here it is.
You brave, uncomplaining people are the reason we still live in a country where we're lucky to have the right to gripe about $4-a-gallon gas instead of a dictatorship where griping wouldn't even be an option.
Many of your comrades paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Meanwhile, the rest of you returned home and took the lead in creating new possibilities for the next generation - us -- that no one had ever imagined before.
We all literally owe you our lives.
Since your war, America has fought several others, large and small. But yours was the one for all the marbles. And you hit the big home run when the game was on the line.
Sadly, the day is coming when you'll all be gone. And when it does, this world will be a lesser place.
But don't ever forget for a minute that it's as great as it is right now because you were a part of it.
I just thought that needed to be said.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.