That's one of the beauties of ham radio is that, once licensed, it's there whenever you're ready to pick it up again. I was originally licensed in 1959 and decided to become active again in 1999 after years of relative inactivity.
Now I'm operating HF & VHF for a couple hours every weekday during my two-hour round-trip to work. I upgraded to Amateur Extra, became a VE and participate in ARES on a regular basis. What a wonderful way to pass the time and make new friends.
On behalf of the President of the United States and the people of a grateful nation, may I present this flag as a token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service your loved one rendered this nation.