When Alison Martin started planning her wedding to Matthew Ferrell, she knew she had to to incorporate someone special. Her 92-year-old uncle served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during WWII, even seeing combat in Okinawa, according to a now-viral Facebook post.
Alison knew he wasn’t in the best of health—earlier this year he came down with a bout of pneumonia—but he was determined to be something blue for her on her wedding day.
On May 13, Alison’s Uncle Bill came down the aisle in a wheelchair, wearing his dress blues and holding a sign that said, “I’m her something blue.” Alison’s Facebook post tells the story:
“What’s your goal?” one of the nurses asked him.
“To be her ‘Something Blue’ on her wedding day,” my uncle replied from his hospital bed.
My 92 year old uncle was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and served in combat on Naha in Okinawa. After a bout with pneumonia and an extended stay in rehabilitation, he was able to meet his goal on May 13th, 2017, my wedding day. There wasn’t a dry eye in the church when he was escorted down the aisle in his dress blues. It was such an honor to have him serve as my “Something Blue” on my wedding day and a memory that will last a lifetime.”
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