On this Veteran’s Day, I would like to pay tribute to all of our Veteran’s, but today, a special tribute to our family friend Bill Madole who served honorably in World War II. Bill has been a family friend for decades, watching our girls grow up, and is the kindest, sweetest man anyone could ever know. He and his lovely wife, Myrle, are near and dear to our hearts.
Back in February of last year, Bill and his brother Jim applied to the “Honor Flight” program. The program was founded in 2008 to help send Chicago area World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., for a day of honor and recognition and to view the WWII monument. This photograph was taken of Bill and Jim before they were shipped off for service, and now they want to add a new photo of them together in front of the memorial. To Bill, the excitement of it is to be able to see it with his brother. Another brother, Tom, had also applied to go to Washington with Bill and Jim, but tragically, Tom died in a car accident last fall. Bill said the trip will be very tough without Tom.