Veterans Day

John Stanton |

Veterans Day 2020

Thank you to all who served our country.   And a special thanks to my favorite veteran, my Dad. 

John (Jack) Stanton served in the United States Army, from 1950-1952. He had signed up with the Army Reserve, after graduation from HS, and was called up for deployment during the Korean War.  After serving, he was honorably discharged, and he decided to go to Chicago, for school, and job opportunities in the machine shop industry.   He met my mother a few years later, and settled down to raise his family.

In Korea,  1951,  20 years old

Dad was pretty independent until recently, when health challenges forced him to require additional nursing assistance.   He has adjusted, and is well taken care of, at  nursing facility in Shorewood.  

This year, the face to face visits have been limited to facetime and window visits.  Through all of the transitions in his life,  Jack has adjusted,  and pushes himself to be as independent as he can be.   I am very grateful for the care he is receiving,   and hope we can resume our live visits soon. 

Here he is last December. 

Dad, thank you for serving our country and the sacrifices you made.  And  with gratitude and respect,  thank you to all veterans, for defending our republic, liberty, and constitution, today,  and always. 

We will be making a donation,  in Jack’s name,  to the Wounded Warriors Project,  and the Illinois AMVETs organizations. 


John Stanton is the Wealth Advisor at The Stanton Group WP | Seacrest Wealth Management, LLC. With more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry, he serves as an advisor for clients, focusing on financial planning and the investment strategies to support their financial plan. Based in Naperville, Illinois, John serves clients in Naperville, Plainfield, Darien, and throughout the state. Learn more about John’s services by visiting or connecting with him on LinkedIn. You may reach John Stanton at 630-445-2380 or email

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