“Now that you are a U. S. soldier, I know you will do your level best and allow nothing to tarnish your good name, and I sincerely hope and trust you may come out of it perfect in form and health. Richard, I am proud of you. You aunt Kate and Lyndora join with me in wishing your every blessing.”
Let us not forget the sacrifice made by our veterans, to whom we owe a debt can never be paid. May God bless all those who have and do serve our nation; we thank you.