As Memorial Day approaches, it’s time to remember that the greatest gift our veterans have given us is the freedom to forget. The thoroughness of their success has extinguished the daily reminder that what we value has been at times threatened within an inch of its life.
But there are three gentlemen who never forget this. You can find them nearly every Sunday eating dinner together at Fitzgerald’s 1928 where we refer to them fondly as the Joint Chiefs of Staff. James Waters, US Army, age 95; Kenneth Underwood, US Navy, age 85; and Dan Martin, US Air Force Strategic Command, age 84.