On this Memorial Day, I want my grandson to know about a Medal of Honor recipient who sacrificed and served

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Our new grandson, Henry Joseph Hernandez, made his appearance in the world several months ago. He is named Henry, after his great-grandfather, and Joseph for his grandfather, my husband Joe.

There are so many things we want little Henry to learn: love for his family, his friends, and his community; love for his country; what honor means; perseverance in times of adversity; how to live your life in service to others. These are beautifully illustrated in the lives of the veterans in his family who we will be honoring on Memorial Day.

Henry’s great-grandfather was James Henry Stanton, but everyone just called him Henry. He was an African American who served in the U.S. Army in World War II. This was

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