Today in the US we celebrate Veteran's Day. Businesses all around Downey offered special deals to veterans, as a way of saying "thank you" for their service. Friends posted "thank you" messages on Facebook. (All in all, a very welcome change from the pre- and post-election noise.)
My dad, above, served in Germany and France during WWII, before eventually returning and raising a family "way way out" in Downey.
"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. American will never forget their sacrifices."
~ President Harry S. Truman