Dear Fort Leavenworth Community,
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the surprise retirement party for my dad, David Peterson, Oct. 18 at the post office. My dad has proudly served the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, the last 18 of them serving the Fort Leavenworth community.
No matter what, my dad has always worked to provide the best quality customer service to the community, and it shows when he is able to brighten the faces of those who walk in the door. When I was planning the party, I had no idea how it would turn out. Dad, to my relief, was definitely surprised, but I have to say, I was overwhelmed to see all of the people who wanted to attend to wish him well.
When we’re growing up, and even into adulthood, our parents brag about us and beam with pride. It is part of being a parent, I suppose, but Friday was my turn to be proud of my dad and give back just a small percentage of what he’s given to me, and all of you coming to the party was a big part of it.