Sunday was simply amazing!
I met Michelle for the first time! She is Shay's mom. Michelle arranged for us to ride Rolling Thunder. We met at the Blue Star/Gold Star Mother tent, and then we were introduced to our escorts. My escort, Kevin has been riding Rolling thunder for about five years. His brother was killed in Nam, so this is what Kevin does in his brother's memory.
At noon, the bikes started up! BSM escorts were the first to roll out. We had 'VIP' on the windshield. Once we crossed over the Memorial Bridge and saw the enormous crowds, I had goosebummps and my eyes filled with tears. The crowds clapped and said "Thank you", they reached to shake our hands. Kevin kept asking me, "Isn't this amazing?" Truly, it was.
Being the mom of two Airman, has filled me with so very much pride. My sons have made outstanding choices for their lives. My heart hurts some days because of these choices, but I'm able to settle it all down with prayer. It's so very difficult to put in words, what it's like when you see crowds of people who genuinely appreciate our military. I did not see one person protesting the war. My tears of joy ran, because I saw and felt first hand all the love and support from everyday Americans who applaud the moms of our Soldiers!
America will forever remain the land of the free, because of our brave warriors.
America will forever remain the greatest nation on earth, because of the everyday Americans!