Thursday, June 19, 2008

With Men Such As These....

Spent the day as a "den walker" at my youngest son's Cub Scout Day Camp today, and had occasion to chat with the young "range master" for the BB gun station. Nice fellow. Active duty Marine. Gunnery Sergeant. Off to Iraq in a few months.

Before we went on to the next station, couldn't help myself. Just had to say "Thanks. For all that you do. And [quoting Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues] be careful out there." We exchanged a knowing handshake, and parted.

With men such as these serving their nation, one cannot help but remain optimistic.

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