Catherine Parish Skura and William Wallace Parish III are well represented here tonight by members of the Skura, Grubert and Parish families.
Pictured on the left of this family tree are the Skura and Grubert families. The Parish and Berry family members are seen on the right.
Perhaps the person who travelled the farthest to join us tonight is Will Parish, the son of William Wallace Parish III and Patricia Parish Pitts. Will graduated from the Naval Academy and went on to become a fighter pilot. Deployed on a carrier in the Persian Gulf during the Iraq War, Will flew combat missions over Iraq in support of our troops. Will has just now moved to Mexico City where he will be finishing his distinguished Navy career as a diplomat in the U.S. Embassy.
Will, thank you for your service. Will would you please stand and be recognized along with the Skura and Grubert family members here tonight?