The MTFCA, Model T Museum and local chapter Henry's Hoosier's, supported the Veteran's Parade in Richmond, Ind. on Saturday. Thank you to all who participated! Here is a link to the article and pictures in the Pal-Item.
"Freedom," my mother said to me, "back in 19 hundred and 63 never has been and never will be without sacrifice by our military members."
So to town I went and signed some papers, and was on my way, dreaming of fame and glory, and earning my pay.
We were taught teamwork, without regard to color, education and financial means. It was a page from my mother's book and we learned it well.
My mother said, " you will meet people who would be smarter than I, and others who would be less smart. I would meet individuals whose financial means were greater than mine, and others who would have less. We are all living on one world, and needed how to get along."
It was never my intention to be a career AMERICAN FIGHTING MAN SERVING IN THE FORCES THAT GUARD OUR COUNTRY AND WAY OF LIFE, ready to lay down my life if that was called for.
I did become a career soldier and I am proud that I did, standing with those who came before me, serving with those of my generation and standing with those who came before. When it comes to military service, most young men have always done what they see as a duty, knowing that it was the right thing to do as GOD is on our side.
Finally a soldier I learned to be, serving in the forces of USA. For more than 20 years, I went where ordered, performed those tasks I was assigned without complaint. Along the way I acquired a wife and family, but they never suffered for lack of attention. When I retired in late 1983, it was with a full cup of satisfaction.
Myself like so many other military veterans who so proudly served were to put it mildly were extremely angered on 11 September 2001, and once again was ready to take up arms, wishing once again to be an AMERICAN FIGHTING MAN. It was then
I realized, I AM AN AMERICAN FIGHTING MAN, even if some look upon me as an old worn derelict,
I stand here today proudly and know that GOD has indeed BLESSED AMERICAN.
To all those members of the MTFCA & MTFCI who have so proudly served, I want to say thank you
for allowing me to Stand with you