After the parade a quiet moment of prayer and reflection
"Shadrack (the bird) and I want 50% of the money that you make on this picture."
Today Vicki and I walked to the Newtown Memorial Day Parade. It was supposed to start at 9am so we got there at 9am and waited in the Starbucks right on the parade route. It turns out that the parade started several blocks away then stopped at the Council Chamber for speeches. So after waiting for an hour and talking to a few nice people, I walked over and caught the end of the last speech and the beginning of the parade. The parade itself didn't last long but it was very moving to see the old World War II vets and patriotism. I was in the Navy during the "cold war" and thankfully didn't see the horrors or lose any friends in battle. I remember seeing the sadness and loss in the face of my kindergarten teacher when she lost her son in Vietnam.
I salute the fallen, the fighting and those who lost loved ones to war.
I present this as my (new) world in Newtown. To see all the other my world tuesday posts just click here.