This is a very bad photo of the plaque that the 129th made for Dee and I. Presented to us at the VHCMA Gig in Louisville this year. I know it is hard to read the words so I will print them in here also. The plaque is made of a beautiful, slightly green glass. The top , as you can see is, beveled. The bottom is 1/2 inch solid glass. The 129th Patch is on the top and at the bottom, these words are written
WE THE MEN, WOMAN, AND FAMILIES OF THE 129TH AHC
WISH TO EXPRESS OUR UNDYING GRATITUDE TO MARK JACKSON
FOR THE CREATION OF A SIGHT THAT DAILY HELPS US
YOU'VE WON OUR HEARTS
My 129th family and friends...I have received many trophies, awards and treasures in my life...this "IS" the greatest treasure I have ever received from ones I believe I have done so little for. The plaque has a special place on the back bar at the Pop-A-Top and it has been shown to all that inquire about it. They all are amazed at the love that has been given to Dee and I. Rest assured that, that "love", shines from the plaque everyday, and a day does not go by where I do not turn and look at it a number of times, and I am reminded of all of you, and Larry, and the others gone by!!!!!.
I have about 7 pictures that have "GLOWS" in them, such this one does. I call it "THE GLOW OF LARRY"......but in this one,,,,,it also has the glow of the "LOVE" that you have given Dee and I, and the "LOVE" that we share as a 129th Family..............as I have said many times before, I am just a very small part of this family. It take all of us to make the wheel turn....... God bless you, and forever "THANKS" for the plaque..........
Matt Casey.....I am sorry for taking so long to get this photo up........better late then never........hope all is well with you.........
Hope to see lots of you in Phoenix next year
always a brother and sister,
Mark and Dee