The title of my last report was “Black and White.” Don’t fear, this color pattern will soon end. But as we near Veterans’ Day, I thought it appropriate to focus on the colors that symbolize the United States of America.
Many of you are Facebook subscribers. If you are, I am sure that you witnessed the picture of the Marines guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as Hurricane Sandy pelted Washington, D.C. It was an amazing picture depicting the mental toughness it takes to serve in our military. The unwavering dedication and unimagined focus it must have taken to stand that post was awe-striking to me.
As I look back on my short National Guard career, which involved no active duty, I cannot imagine myself standing this post. Whether it is walking a street in Baghdad, a rice field in Vietnam, a beach in Normandy, or a guard post at the Tomb of the Unknown, respect and admiration should be given to all our military troops.
To help give back a small portion of respect to our veterans, the district is planning a Veterans’ Day program on Monday, November 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Miller Armory. We are planning several musical performances, a flag folding demonstration, essay selections, and a power point presentation honoring our local veterans.
The entire community is invited to this event. Please make plans to attend and help us honor the veterans as well as the Red, the White, and the Blue.