I attended Aaron's burial with my son to both show my last respects to a local hero and demonstrate to my son the sacrifice that men and women have made to protect the freedoms around the world. My son has always had an interest in serving his country since he was just a small child. He needed to see first hand the impact of war on families. I remember the quiet ride back from National Cemetery and pulling into the drive and asking my son if he was sure he wanted to enlist. I will never forget his answer " more today Dad than ever before". I am a proud father just as I'm sure Aaron's family is proud of him. Hayden will ship off to Marine boot camp in less than two weeks. Today as a nation, we honor those that made the ultimate and unselfish sacrafice. Today you are still my hero.
Honoring today Aaron Preston
Mayor Boyce Whatley - Midlothian Texas