|Second column, second from the top is my dad's name.|
I regret never having conversations with him, adult to adult. I realized - belatedly - there's so much we had in common but we never had a chance to talk about them.
There's a bronze plaque in a California town listing the names of the survivors of the Bataan Death March who chose to settle in that town and build a Filipino/American community. My dad's name is engraved on it along with 53 of his friends and comrades.
A little over a week from now, we, in California have the opportunity to exercise one of those privileges for which many men and women sacrificed their lives -- the right to vote.
The least we can do to honor those sacrifices is to register ourselves and exercise our right to vote.
Here's a posting I wrote a year ago about Maj. Melchor V. Diokno.