Remembering and honoring all veterans today, but most of all, this WWII vet.
This is Jack Reynolds, my father-in-law. He passed away about a month ago and this is our first Veterans Day without him.
Jack served in the Navy in the South Pacific. Fortunately for all of us, he came back in one piece, married "the prettiest girl" he'd ever seen, had five kids and lots and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He also had a long, successful career in advertising.
Jack Reynolds was beloved by everyone who knew him and is greatly missed every day, but especially today.
This year, Hallmark's offering includes this Christmas sweater ornament.
The front includes a line from the 1794 Christmas carol, Deck the Halls; however, Hallmark changed "gay apparel" to "fun apparel."
Officially, Hallmark says:
Today (gay) has multiple meanings, which we thought could leave our intent open to misinterpretation. The trend of wearing festively decorated Christmas sweaters to parties is all about fun, and this ornament is intended to play into that, so the planning team decided to say what we meant: ‘fun.’