On behalf of a grateful nation...
Monday, November 11, 2013
The full citation reads:
On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Army, and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a token of appreciation for yor father's faithful and honorable service.
I had the opportunity to say that today at the graveside memorial for his father, a WWII veteran. Unlike today's all-volunteer army, the soldiers who served during WWII were drafted "until the cessation of hostilities".
Many blessings to the veterans and families who have answered their nation's call to serve.