Tuesday, July 16, 2013

World War II Vet Gets Medals After 70 Years

"Jesse Hughes, an Orlando resident who worked as a park ranger in Miami for 35 years, received several medals from the United States Army Saturday in Jacksonville.
Hughes, who was eligible for many Army awards including a Prisoner of War medal, never received all of the decorations he earned in the war."
This is an important way for our country and the branches of the armed forces to say "thank you" to our veterans.  Make sure their accomplishments and sacrifices are not forgotten...and don't wait until they have passed away to acknowledge them.  I applaud whomever started this process for Mr. Jesse Hughes.  It is a well deserved ceremony and I thank you for standing in harm's way for our country.  May we never forget our veterans and POW's.

Watch the video and read the rest of the article here:
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/World-War-II-Vet-Gets-Medals-After-70-Years-215449391.html