I just returned from spending two days in our nation's capital. Pops was there to receive the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service for a case which resulted in the largest-ever criminal penalty for a case involving deliberate pollution from ships and the intentional falsification of ship records- more than $37 million. We attended the ceremony at Constitution Hall and also visited the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, and the Holocaust Museum. I was so thankful to be able to attend and get to see my dad receive his award.
The acting attorney general thanked the families of the prosecutors for giving up their loved ones for all of the time and energy commitments. As the applause began, my mother answered, "De nada."