Editor's note: The following is a tribute to Alfred 'Fred' Bassier, who passed away in September, 2009. The tribute was written by Fred's granddaughter Julia Bassier before he died.
The relative I chose was one with great hope, spirit and courage—My Great Grandpa. In World War II he flew the bomber planes. On Memorial Day we go to a park with him to honor the people who died for us in battle. This year my Great Grandpa turned 91. For his 90th we celebrated with a big party! My Great Grandpa helps us understand, to grow, and have a happy, wonderful, loving life. He makes every one feel special and helps them know they play an important part in life. That is why he inspires me to have hope, spirit and courage.