Opened a package today that literally brought tears to my eyes

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  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm on vacation this week. Unfortunately a lot of my plans have changed thanks to rivers still being high. So delaying a couple trips, just leaves me open for honey do's this week.lol

    Last week I received a notice I had a package at post office. They couldn't find it. Was asked over the weekend if I got the package. It was sent from PHWFF in the Erie/PA programs. They found it and I picked it up today. I opened it up to find this.

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    I was in shock, then tears. A man, Tom Herr, who didn't know me made this for me. He volunteers with PHWFF and knows work I do with program. Skip Hughes with that Erie program got the package to me. The pic doesn't do the fly justice. Simply beautiful and a perfect tribute to my fallen brother in law Jay.

    Had to share.
     
  2. Abomb

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    Pure awesomeness!
     
  3. Jeremy Floyd

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    Love it man! People appreciate the sacrifice for the masses. Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. Patrick Allen

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    Very nice
     
  5. Bill Aubrey

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    Really nice, Jerry. I know you will cherish it.
     
  6. Mike Ediger

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    Stunning!
     
  7. Steve Call

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    Really beautiful. I know you'll cherish it.
     
  8. MrP

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    Very, very impressive.
     
  9. Denny Wagenman

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    Cherish that Jerry.. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do that for many, many more
     
  10. Tacoma Red

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    Beautiful.

    An American HERO.
     
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    That is amazing, Jerry! What an incredible gift.
     
  12. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Absolutely beautiful!! Hopefully I'll see it in person sometime!!
     
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    I have no words. It took my breath away.

    Trapper
     
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    Wow indeed. If that doesn't choke you up....
     
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    Really wonderful and touching. I have the deepest respect for those who have given their lives for our nation.
     
  17. Steve Saville

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    Indeed, a treasured tribute. RIP Jay.
     
  18. yellowlab03

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    Jerry, that is a cool thing. I have been to more memorials in the past 4 years for 1st group then I care to think about. Josh's was one of the roughest. I didn't know him personally and only ran into him a time or two on jumps, but his people loved him and it showed at his memorial.
     
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  19. Keith Hixson

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    As a vet I always appreciate these kind, gestures. May Jay rest in peace.