Life and Laughs from a Road Warrior by Dan Bateman
Irondad: If only the world could live in peace and harmony and other Nations could respect our thoughts and beliefs without forcing theirs, upon usbobWet Coast Scootin
Irondad-Memorials of our fallen heroes are one of the most emotionally powerful things I have ever seen. Great pics.
Always unsettling to visit these memorials and consider the sacrifices. Just down the street are memorials to those lost in the Civil War through the Korean Conflict. So many lives. I hope we do right by their loss and make good choices today. Steve WilliamsScooter in the Sticks
Touching images. The last one really conveys personal impact.
Nice shots Irondad.thanksdom
I've strolled past the memorial at the mall. Difficult to visit without tearing up. Too many lost. Your last photo is excellent.
They fight for our freedoms and overall sense of knowing our homeland is safe. And we have people in politics who don't even want to let them vote because those people assume they know how our fighting men and women are going to.By the way, great article and replies about group riding. I used to lead the scooter group here in town. It's a job not a ride lol. But people do appreciate a good leader who communicates what's expected.Best,Harv
Dear IronDad (Dan):I found myself in the vicinity of Lincoln, NH on a Fourth of July weekend, about 15 years ago. There was a small-town parade, and a concert in the town square. But there was also a monument... A simple granite boulder with one side polished flat. It listed the names of the fathers and sons the town had sent into conflict. It started with the French and Indian War, and ended with Vietnam. What impressed me the most, was that the family names on that monument were the same ones — over and over again. Foreign kings, fascist tyrants, communist blowhards, and Middle Eastern heretics have been making the same mistake in underestimating the will, the strength, and the endurance of the American people for nearly 300 years. And today, on the birthday of the US Marine Corps, a certain percentage of them will stand corrected.Yet the eagle faces the wheat, and not the arrows. And on the birthday of the nation, we celebrate with picnics and parades of antique cars. Your blog today illustrates those hidden cost of picnics and parades.Fondest regards,Jack • reep • ToadTwisted Roads
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