I hesitated to ask high school friend and Marine Veteran Paul Parsons if he would be our 2017 Marine…he’d just been given a pretty grim cancer diagnosis. His response? “Go big or go home!”. Of COURSE he did it, enduring the cold murky weather with a smile for everyone despite having chemotherapy just a couple of days before.  But that’s Paul.  Tough and selfless.

Our hearts go out to the Parsons and Pelosi families this morning as we learn of the passing of Paul after fighting his hardest battle yet. I am so so glad we got a chance to honor you at our event this year.

Thank you for your service – and for all the laughs. I will never forget the fun we had at your and Laura’s engagement shoot or before the ceremony on your wedding day.