On Veterans day on November 11, we honor the military veterans, who served in the United States Armed Forces. We do not forget the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe, and we thank them for the risk that they take instead of us.
Let’s also not forget that each Veteran also has a life, that completely gets put on hold for their service but is just as meaningful. For one particular veteran, his life was completely changed when he found out that he was the father of a daughter he could not locate. He never expected that she would be the one to find him. Here is the story he shared with CBC.
It All Started With An Unplanned Encoutered
More than 60 years ago, Marine Veteran who goes by the name Williams was stationed in the Philippines. There, one of his friends introduced him to a woman and they had a relationship.
He had no idea the woman then became pregnant with his child until his friend in the Marines showed him a picture and said “this is your baby.” Williams remembers thinking the baby was so small that he couldn’t even tell if it was a boy or a girl.