November 10th, 2008, 08:43
BEEN HERE A WHILE
Galesubrg Hornors Vets
Hundreds of people braved the cold weather to watch the parade to honor area Vets Sunday. I must say that it was a great honor to be a part of it.
It all Started with me listing to the local radio station starting at 0700 when they started playing the music from the 50's-the 80's as they do every Sunday and started asking for veterans to call the station to ride in parade, of course the cars they would ride in would be VETS.
I will say that there were vets from many conflicts WWII and up, there were more Viet Nam Vets then any other, and more Marines than any other branch.
Never felt more at home along side my brother in arms in a long time. Even tho I was the only Desert Storm Vet there.
But while riding along in that White Vet I had never felt so proud to be a veteran, to see so many people with flags and with so many thanks you s from so many, I have never seen a community pull together like this one does. even with temps in the teens and with a breeze blowing at 10-12 MPH it was a super turn out. I can only thank you Galesburg, and to everyone who turns out to honor everyone who servers this Great Country.
J.E. Stevens U.S. Navy (Ret)
Believing in honor, courage, and commitment, the United States Marine Corps helps keep our country safe by their steadfast devotion to "God, Corps and Country "
November 10th, 2008 08:43