We visited the Montana Veterans Memorial a few days ago, and were both proud and humbled. It’s a beautiful place, and seeing the names of so many Montanans who served is amazing. We found the plates for my girlfriend’s father and grandfather – her father was an Air Force pilot in the 60s and 70s, and her grandfather was a Marine in WWII. We also saw the plates for Colonel Einar Malmstrom (Malmstrom Air Force Base) and Capt Shawn McCaughey (Canadian Snowbirds). There’s also a bench dedicated to the First Special Service Forces, the American-Canadian team assembled during WWII at Fort Harrison in Helena that became the forerunner to modern-day Special Forces units.