- Posted November 9, 2012 by
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Veterans in focus
Remembering My Favorite Veteran
My grandpa passed away almost a month ago. He taught me the most in the last few weeks of his life. He stopped speaking, and he was living in a nursing home near the rest of my family. He communicated with the thumbs-up sign. Even though his situation was not ideal, and it was obvious his body was failing, I never once saw a thumbs-down sign. Each time one of the nurses came into his room in the nursing home, he would reach out to hold their hand like he was thanking them. Even during a tough situation, when he was uncomfortable, he would smile for his family and friends. I hope he knows how grateful I am for each moment I had with him. He is my inspiration, and I will always try to walk in his dignified footsteps.