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Monday, July 30, 2007

Welcome Home Troops.

Lots of pictures and a big weekend update to come, but for now I had to share with you what our family got to see on Friday. As we got off the highway in Alexandria, MN we noticed that there were motorcycles, police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances bringing a bus into town. It took only a few moments to realize that the town was welcoming home some troops. We quickly pulled to the side of the road, joined the rest of the crowd and welcomed home the troops.

Regardless of ones opinion of the war, witnessing this, was incredible.

Knowing that my Grandpa T served in the Navy, my Grandpa B served in the Army, my father in law in the Navy, my Uncle Burl who served in the Coast Guard, my Uncle Richard who served in the Navy, it put those troops on that bus into perspective.
Every single one of them is someone's child, someone's friend, sibling, parent....every single one.

4 Comments:

Blogger LeRoy Dissing said...

I agree S...whatever we think of the war, we can and should support the troops. They are doing their job serving our country and deserve our respect and our honor. Nice pics!

July 30, 2007 at 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Picture's Very heart warming, These men and women are serving our country to keep us free, they should not be forgotten.
How wonderful that you stopped to welcome them home.
Love you Auntie

July 30, 2007 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Megasue said...

So glad that you can appreciate these boys despite the situation that is actually going on. Thank-you for stopping to welcome them home! I just got a letter today from a friend who is serving with the military as a translator...it's a whole other world over there. Can't even imagine...

July 30, 2007 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger ses said...

i have goosebumps just imagining the scene. wish i could have been one to welcome them home as well. i think that many of us (myself included) are too far removed from what is going on across the ocean. i'm so glad that the kiddos were able to experience that - something i'm sure that they will always remember!

July 30, 2007 at 11:32 PM  

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