I saw something wonderful today.
So, I'm at the Portland International Airport waiting to board a flight to California when I see this group of people walking down the concourse with American flags. About a dozen or so people. Upon closer inspection these people were all the "biker dude" type. Long hair in a pony tail, leathers, biker jackets, the full meal deal. About twenty minutes later I hear this round of applause start down the hall from where I was sitting. I didn't think anything of it until the procession arrived at my gate.
These tough guy biker dudes were escorting a group of WWII veterans. Many of the vets were in wheelchairs but some of them were able to walk just fine. Each of them wore a hat that read "WWII Veteran. The Greatest Generation."
I couldn't stand up fast enough and applaud. To see the look on the faces of these people was absolutely priceless. Every single one of them had this incredible smile on their faces. The pride they felt literally filled the concourse and it's a BIG concourse.
That display of pride, gratitude and respect makes me proud to be an American. Every single person who wears that uniform deserves the respect shown to those men and women today.
"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants... and slide on the ice." Sidney Friedman
"A hero is made in the moment, not from questioning the past or fearing what's to come."