One month ago, there was a parade through a local town: a soldier was coming home. SPC Stephan Mace’s death was heavily noted on a local level. Citizens and flags of all sizes lined the streets and at the center of town, the largest flag flew somberly at half-mast.
The tragedy that occurred last Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, is being acknowledged on a much larger scale, and many American flags are being flown at half-mast today in respect for those who died.
Tonight I will attend a Veterans’ Day program at our high school, which is put on every year by the student Veterans club. They spend 365 days each year on this program, working with groups and individuals, teachers and administration, families and military contacts. It is always a moving experience to attend this program, but tonight’s program will be especially moving.
Thank you, Veterans. Thank you, SuperDad. Thank you, Military Man and Rescue Ranger. THANK YOU to so many (including my brother, my uncle, my grandfather) who have served to protect us and to help others.
Here’s to the Heroes: