If you see a man wearing a hat that says Army, Navy or another service, thank him for his service. Thank all the men an women who served in any service to help me be free. I am thanking my stepson John Murphy Jr., who is no longer with us because he got cancer from Desert Storm. I am thanking his wife and wonderful sons who are taking good care of their mother and are very close.

I am hoping that Fall River has a Veterans Day parade, because there are still a lot of Vietnam veterans and other veterans that are still living and we should honor them. God Bless them all and their families, especially the Gold Star mothers who have lost their husbands and children during these terrible conflicts.

Joanne Mailloux Murphy

Fall River