My father, Alvin Strunk, enlisted early before WWII started and taught flying during the war. He valued being of service to his country, his community and to his fellows. He once co-signed on a mortgage for his employee who would not have been able to buy a home without it. His loyalty to others and sense of duty about showing up everyday to do one's best quietly inspired those that knew him. As I celebrate veterans today, I thank you for your service. I thank all of those who have supported you. I also thank my father for all the little things he did - day and day out for his country, for his community, for his employees and for his family. I honor my ancestors - members of our family trees have served in WWII, the Civil War, the American Revolutionary War, English Crown wars, and the Viking expeditions. Thank you!