Monday, November 01, 2010
I had the privilege this past Saturday of welcoming home a group of WW2 veterans who had visited the memorial in DC. We were there especially to greet a gentleman from our church, Sam, who served. It was amazing to see the hundreds of people who crowded in our small airport. Everyone had flags, there were honor guards and we sang patriotic songs to pass the time until the flight of honor arrived.
The faces of the men, all in their 80's and 90's as we cheered them home were glorious. All of the ones I talked to said the trip was more than they ever could have imagined. It made me very proud to be an American.
I am currently reading Meljean Brooks book, Iron Duke. The world she has created is phenomenal. In her story, the people of England have just come out from under oppression from a group called The Horde who infected them with nanos that they controlled with radio frequencies. All they had to do was send out a signal and those infected were at their mercy. They had no choice.
So what does this have to do with WW2 and the veterans of all the wars? They fought and fight today so we have a choice. We live in the greatest country in the world. We have the opportunity to choose how are country is run. Its a gift a lot of people in the world don't have and it came at a very dear price.
To sum it up. Tomorrow is election day. Go vote!
God Bless the USA