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Stories of Veterans Honored by Mississippians

Honoring Richard Bell, United States Army.
(Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007)

Others may know hero vets with medals, ribbons, and other accolades; but, the things that have impressed me most about my father were the quiet strength, the firm resolve, the unquestioning patriotism, and the loyalty to family. I remember rows of ribbons on his uniform, but I haven’t any idea what they were for – even when asked, he never made much of them. I knew he had painful memories of lost comrades, tender absences from loved ones, and sacrificed opportunities. He never complained: his duty to country was that important to him. I’m fortunate to still have Dad with me. I’m proud of him for so many things . . . and I grateful for him. I appreciate Dad’s wisdom, strength, and endurance, but most of all I appreciate that he was always there when I needed him.

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