Note from Susan:
I wrote this poem with great honor, respect and love for my father, Cpl. Alden "C" Fruin,
following his death in 1996.
Thankfully, when he was in the VA Hospital my Dad had very frequent visitors, including my Mom (who I took to see Dad
faithfully), my husband, my sons, and many other family members. During our many visits with Dad, we noticed there were
MANY hospitalized veterans who NEVER received any visitors at all, and it made my heart so very SAD.
We can never give enough thanks to all the Marines that gave so much during World War II, along with
all the Marines
and other servicemen and women of all wars past and present that have helped keep our treasured freedoms here in America.
God Bless each of them and God Bless America!