This is my Tappy. He is 79 years old and a retired Airman. He is a strong, wise, loving example of hard work, serving others, integrity, and most importantly: God’s love. He is one of my best friends and I love visiting him and having coffee (he makes the best!), listening to his favorite music, and laughing with him. Pictured above is the day of my wedding, as we ate chicken wings together right before I put on my wedding gown. It meant the world to me to create a special memory with him on my most special day. He has lived a very full life, having been stationed in Cape Cod, Long Island, Mississippi, North Dakota, Alaska, Japan, Thailand, and ultimately New Hampshire in the late seventies. He enjoys the simple things, never owning a computer and keeping a worn Bible as his most-read book. He has loved Grammy so well for 58 years and is such a role model to me, encouraging me to seek God’s hand in all things and to work hard. I love you Tappy! With a huge thank you to all of the men and women who have served our country, Happy Veterans Day!