Monday, May 31, 2010
The wreaths were escorted into the park by 84 bikes and bikers, all with flags adorning them. The mayor spoke; his step-son is going to be deployed to Afghanistan soon. His speech was poignant. The keynote speaker was this gentleman. He is a colonel (whose name I missed), and is highly decorated. He is a veteran from WW II, and served with both PATTON and EISENHOWER in intelligence.
I was blown away. His speech was wonderful. After the service, I took the boys to have their picture taken with him. They were thrilled to meet a "general" (they thought) and I missed the shot where he shook all their hands. He was humbled to be asked to have his picture taken with the boys. A good day all around.
It truly was a wonderful service, and I couldn't be more proud of my boys.