The wife and I were out and about yesterday morning and ate breakfast at one of the local eateries. As we were being seated there were three persons being seated right behind us in the booth next to us, an older couple and a man about my age. The older gentleman was facing me and I noticed he was wearing a ball cap with "WWII Veteran" embroidered on it. My wife and I finished eating before they did and I told my wife I was going to stop and chat with them as we left. When I stood up, I was able to see the other man, and he had a Viet Nam Veteran - Army ball cap on. I found out he was the couple's son and the older gentleman had been in the Navy during WWII. There are fewer and fewer of these WWII veterans left. Our local newspaper has been running a personal interest series on veterans for the last year or so and most of the stories of WWII veterans have been told by their surviving children, often from looking at things that had been saved but never talked about. It was my good fortune and pleasure to talk briefly with this WWII veteran and I appreciated the opportunity. There are fewer and fewer of the WWII vets around as most of them are in their 90's now. Don't pass up the chance to talk with them if you get the chance.