I just arrived back from a doctor’s appointment at Stanford and as soon as I got over the bridge I saw, near Vista Point, what looked to be a huge group of Hell’s Angels with only 1 or 2 CHP and I thought, “Boy are they out numbered.”  

But then I saw a Sheriff up a little ways, and then on the next overpass there were a bunch of fire trucks with all their lights going but all the fire fighters were standing outside the trucks.  That was true of every bus pad and every overpass until I reached San Rafael.  

I called the CHP and they said that a large group of soldiers just arrived from Iraq and were being escorted from San Francisco to Petaluma.  Just about brought a tear to my eye.  I’m getting so sentimental in my old age.

A Veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable to “The United States of America”, for an amount of “up to and including my life.”

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