Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sometimes it happens...

...that no matter what your plans, you wind up where you need to be when you need to be there.

Deborah Leigh and I were at loose ends today after we got the Rightmobile back from the garage. So we decided to run down to the Bass Pro Shop (Disneyland for Americans) in Rancho Cucamonga and pick up some turquoise jewelry I'd offered to buy her.

We got there just in time for a support the troops function honoring two of Bass Pro's employees who had lost limbs in the war, as they were presented a flag by a Cub Scout troop and the US Army, in the middle of the store as customers gathered around...



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was a very moving experience that left nary a dry eye in the crowd. The gentleman who passed the flag to the first Boy Scout was a career Navy vet. The woman is the Scout Master. The gentleman who presented the flag to the Iraq war vet is a WO2, Chief Warrent Officer 2 who just happened to be visiting the shop that day. After the formal presentation, they all stood side by side, and then other veterans were invited to come forward. There was another Iraq war vet employee involved too. It was the highlight of the day. Glad that we drove the hour plus. Will have to put it on the calendar for next year.

Deborah Leigh

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