June 28, 2015
Dear Family & Friends,
Here is my message to Ed on this day, the 2nd anniversary of his interment at Arlington National
You never gave up amidst the onslaught of the enemy, in the jungles of the Philippines in WW II for
four long years. Now you are at peace, resting with your comrades, in the hallowed grounds of heroes
in Arlington. The nation honors you today and I am so proud of you! I pray for you always
and know you are with me, giving me the courage to carry on with life bringing your legacy. The
orchids that you loved came back to say, "You are here with me today".
I selected this song "Wind Beneath my Wings" by Bette Midler that expresses what I feel about him
and how much I miss him.
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way,
You always walked a step behind.
So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength,
A handsome face without a name for so long,
A handsome smile to hide the pain.
Did you ever know that you're my Hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle.
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings
It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
But I"ve got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it,
I would be nothing without you!
Did you ever know that you're my Hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, Thank you,
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.
As he rides his horse, Bryn Awryn, on his flight in heaven above, he keeps me strong through your constant love and prayers, my Dear Ones.
With all my love and thanks,