I took this picture over the summer while I was in Washington DC. I was touring Arlington National Cemetery and was overwhelmed at the spirit I felt. I saw this headstone and immediately thought of my dad, Gary Irvin Johnson. Pretty awesome middle name, right? It is his dad's first name and they both served honorably in the military. I love my dad and am so impressed by his military career and how he juggled it along with raising our fantastic family. I am so grateful to my dad because of all he has taught me about life, the gospel and who I am. I am also supremely grateful for his military service. In a day and age when my peers mock and degrade our nation, it's leaders and values, I am proud to stand up and defend what we have. If I didn't, I wouldn't be worthy of a Veterans Day.
Thank you Dad, Grandpa Johnson and Grandpa Sawyer. I love you and I love this country, I hope I can make you proud.