John Guzlowski submitted an essay on Veteran's Day to us.
Guzlowski's family spent six years in the refugee camps in Germany, and before that, his parents had been slave laborers in Nazi Germany. When they finally came to the U.S., one of the first places they lived was in a Chicago apartment owned by a World War I vet, a Polish immigrant named Ponchek. The following short essay is about Guzlowski's memories of Ponchek.
Here is an excerpt: