I read the following email from Tina on the air the other day, but it’s such a good story, particularly during this week following Thanksgiving, that I wanted to share it in this forum as well:
I have to tell you about a recent shopping experience I had at the local Wal-Mart. My family and I live in northern New York, just 15 minutes from Fort Drum. This area is extremely “pro-military,” and we like it, even though I can do away with the miserable winters.
Driving to the store, I always pass through the base, and I saw all the “Welcome Home” banners hanging on the fence, meaning that a bunch of soldiers had just come home from Iraq. When we got in the store, I couldn’t help but notice soldiers who were shopping – the look on their faces was priceless! These guys were happy to be shopping, happy to be alive, and happy to be home to family, friends, and community who are aware of their sacrifice and heroism.
My six year old son was sort of oblivious to all of those dressed in fatigues until we reached the Lego aisle, and he saw a couple of soldiers in his favorite section. He said, “Look, Mommy – some good guys!!” “Yes, I see,” I told him. Then he asked the soldiers: “Did you get the bad guys?” “Yes, young man, we sure did,” they assured him.
My son was especially excited that the good guys liked Legos, too!