John Fliszar (left) and his husband, Mark Ketterson
John Fliszar passed away last July at age 61. A Marine aviator, he wanted to be interred at the Naval Academy. And so his husband, Mark Ketterson, made the arrangements.
“I am a patriotic American, but I know this is not a perfect world,” he said. “The point is, when the chips are down, when the issue was patriotism and honor for a veteran, they were wonderful. Whatever their private feelings, they made me proud to be an American. We really do get it right sometimes.”
Story here. I hate it when I am so unexpectedly happy to read a story like this, because it reminds me that I never expect it.