I would like to thank the Local Pipefitter Union 598 for stepping up each year and honoring the Gold Star families of our fallen heroes, by providing us with boat race tickets and a place to enjoy ourselves. My son, SPC Robert Ellis, would be proud of you for taking care of the families of the fallen. It is something we just don't see much of around here.
I thank you from a Gold Star dad.
JOHN ELLIS, Kennewick