Today we woke up to no rain. That was great since it poured last night.
Before we start, I need to apologize. A few days ago I said there was no Gold Star families. We do have one riding with his. Thank you for the service and thank you for riding with us.
Also thanks to all the blue star families riding with us, we have several.
As we come into the parking to stage, this is what I see. I just started laughing. This is the perfect day for this. It is day 7, people are getting a little tire of getting up at 4 AM and being away from family. This really put a smiles on a lot of face.
It is a very calm morning. We started to say the pledge and then there was a slight breeze. The flag started waving and seemed to be saying: It will be a good day , I will be there with you.
Eamon has bios on several of our veteran that are MIA or KIA. The pages are then read allowed and he asks for someone to carry them to the wall. We need to bring them all home.
Gomez said he was tired so Larry and Lee picked him up. Laughing the whole time.
was the first city in the nation to realize that the troops who served in Vietnam deserved to be honored.
The high school bad was outstanding, but they were in shorts!! It was 50 degrees.
Oh yeah they are young.
minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions
other than dishonorable.
in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as
over 65 subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans
and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois.
is located on the Mississippi River at Lemay, Missouri, south of St. Louis. It
was an important and active U.S. Army installation from 1826 through 1946. It
is the oldest operating U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi
River, and it is now used as a base for the Army and Air National Guard. A
Veterans Affairs healthcare system campus is located on the southern portion of
This poor little guy. He looked excited and waved his flag, but I guess all the noise bothered him a little.
Corydon fixes us a great fish dinner. They needed a lot of fish to feed this crew.
We are now back on Eastern time. Funny thing I over heard today, I do not care what time zone we are in, just will someone tell me the current time so I am not late tomorrow.
Route: I-255 , I-64E
Total Miles: 315
Quote for the day:
Please tell him he is more than just a name on a wall