Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › Martin H. Ayers, 89, TxNG veteran, Austin, TX, 19 NOV 09 › Reply To: Martin H. Ayers, 89, TxNG veteran, Austin, TX, 19 NOV 09
To all who stood for my Dad at his funeral and to all who were at the recovery of Lance Cpl. Shawn Hefner, USMC and was also with my Dad in spirit , I extend my deepest most heartfelt appreciation. I have been overwhelmed by the sincere compassion and support from the Austin and CenTex PGR. The death of my Dad, a Veteran, opened my eyes to something I hadn't considered…..Had it been one of your Father's funeral nothing on this Earth could have kept me from standing in silent respect for his service to our country. All of a sudden my little incident with "management" seems so unimportant. I want a fresh start…No mention of the past…I read a book once about Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce..I was struck by what he said upon surrendering to the US Army after he and his tribe had suffered horribly trying to escape being defeated and captured….Chief Joseph said "Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." That's what I want to say about Yorktown. From where the sun now stands, I will say no more about it forever.
I'll be asking to be reinstated in the PGR where my heart had never left.