This morning we attended a very nice Veterans Day ceremony at the local high school. Jay was in the Honor Guard. Both he and Ethan stood as their names were read to an audience of all the schoolkids in Marengo, several hundred other citizens, a state legislator, a national Representative, the mayor, the police chief, etc, etc... The kids were there; Daddy took them out of school just for the occasion (grades 3-8 throughout the community attended. Younger kids did not, hence 'taking them out of school'.) Cookies were served to the vets and their families. Newspapers took pictures and notes. Wizened old sailors mixed with young soldiers. Legislators mixed with lance corporals. It was small-town America at it's very, very best.
And I left my camera at home.