Freedom to do what we ought

WWII Veteran Frank Tanabe, 93, always did what he ought, from volunteering for the U.S. Army in WWII — even after the federal government sent him and other Japanese-Americans to internment camps — to voting in the 2012 presidential election. Here he gets help filling out his absentee ballot in Honolulu, Hawaii, from his daughter Irene Tanabe on Oct. 17, 2012. In the foreground is his wife Setsuko Tanabe. Frank Tanabe died Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

–Pope John Paul II

Photo courtesy of Irene Tanabe

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