John was not a veteran of military service however he was a true Patriot. John loved his country and supported its authority and interests. During Johns final days I visited him while he was in the hospital, we talked about allot of things, in general, we also talked about the inevitable. John told me that he knows he did not serve in the military but wanted to know if we could be at his funeral.
I told him Your joking right, he said, "no!" I then told him about serving in the military vs. being a Patriot. I told him Patriots are the ones that fought for America the military came later on. I am very proud to have him standing in a Flag line with me.(us)
I knew he was getting tired and it was time to go, I told him we are here for him and Judy if they need us. His final words to me were It has been an Honor being a Ohio Patriot Guard Member and please tell everyone that he Loves us all.
Rest easy John, keep an eye on us you will always be with us.
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