The Rat and Friend's road story's and rants..bikes, rides, roads, eats, place to go and places to stay..Bikes damn it..
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thanks to the Troops..
Been lucky the last few weeks..Got a contract at Fort Irwin..the last stop our troops make on the way to war..I spent some time there this week doing my thing and watching the young men and women training hard to be the best they can be..To serve us to make us proud to be who we are..To keep us free from the scum that would like nothing better than to harm us on our own soil..
So from my vantage point above them I spent the day watching them, work, smile and sweat..I remember my time back years ago, I could feel their feelings but I am sure not to the extent they face..You could sense apprehension but not fear, You could feel the attitude,,well deserved and earned..Pride in what had been accomplished and what will be accomplished..Respect for those around them and their fellow troops..You could see and hear the the lack of lines drawn due to race, color or religion..A team..our team..
As I was driving home after a twenty hour day I found myself smiling, feeling better about our country and our future..We have a fine bunch of young American patriots protecting us from evil..I trust them and know they have our back..they also have our future..they are our future..So today I thank all who serve today and in the past for all we have as a nation and as a people..you guys rock...