Veterans Day 2014
It was the late 60's and a young man was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War to fight for his country. He left his wife and family and joined his peers in a foreign land. After a year or so fighting the military gave him a week off and the choice of going to Tokyo or Honolulu. He contacted his young wife and met her in Hawaii for some well deserved R&R. This would start a life long relationship with this remote island chain. This young man was my father and from that first trip he fell in love with the beauty and culture of Hawaii. My mother would use Hawaii to coerce my dad into those rare vacations. The place they could go to really relax. So nineteen years ago when he told us that they'd decided to move to Kauai it was really no surprise. Within several years I too had relocated to Kauai. My wife Amie and I discuss daily with our children how fortunate we are to live in this paradise. You never know where life will lead you. So on this special day we celebrate our Veterans service and are thankful for their sacrifices and especially my Dad who has always shown with his actions what is important. Thanks for your service to our country and our family.