My father had to work incredibly hard all of his life growing up in Newark during the Great Depression. His own father died when he was a young child. Dad was living proof of the American dream that with hard work and determination one could take advantage of all the opportunities America affords.
He was also a patriot, so when he got drafted to serve in the army during the Korean War he did so proudly. I still remember from a very early age he taught us the Pledge of Allegiance. On every 4th of July he put a flag outside our home and made sure that we put our hands over our hearts as we said the pledge.
My father, Samuel J. Sirota, passed away after suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. As a veteran, we were presented with a flag and we also had old patches saved from his army uniform. Mona Lisa Framing was so creative and wonderful. I asked if they could create some type of plaque with the info of his service so the family would remember his service. They created specially shaped box frames and found the perfect green color matting that looks just like the color of army uniforms. They created a wonderful remembrance of my dad that our family will treasure forever.