December 17, 2006

A Christmas Story

This afternoon I took my family to a local dinner theater for the annual Christmas show. We met other friends and family there for a sold out performance. After the show the emcee took the stage and proceeded to point out members of the audience that were celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. They were rewarded with an ice cream sunday. Then something amazing happened, the emcee mentioned the name of a young soldier in the front row that had just flown in from Iraq. The applause was immediate and sustained, the crowd went on for about three minutes when it turned into a standing ovation. The humble young man was obviously moved as were most in the crowd. When the applause finally died down the emcee was visibly shaken and thanked us for the fitting tribute. I feel much better about this great country today. I have to admit I was losing confidence in our resolve, not anymore.

Posted by BillyBudd at December 17, 2006 03:32 PM | TrackBack

It's a lot about where you are and who you're with. I'm not too surprised at that from an Arizona audience. In fact I'd be disappointed in anything less.

Posted by: Desert Cat at December 18, 2006 09:45 PM