There’s a guy down in central Iowa who, for the last ten years, has painted the local “graffiti rock” with some pretty neat murals. Sunday a bunch of us trekked the 180 miles down there to see the 10-year anniversary of Bubba painting the Freedom Rock. Pretty neat, actually. The Iowa Army National Guard was there with the Orange County Chopper that had been made for the Guard. Then they started talking about “large hail and tornadoes,” so we flew back up the Interstate ’bout as fast as you safely can on cruisers in a hard sidewind.
Monday was Memorial Day itself. I went to help the American Legion Riders in my hometown. We were in a parade, and some of our Vietnam vets helped with the ceremony at the courthouse. Plymouth County puts up a flag for ever veteran from the county who’s passed on. Every flag has a dogtag with that veteran’s name. You ain’t seen nuttin’ until you’ve seen nearly 1,100 flags waving gently in the breeze, hearing the faint tinkling of the dogtags as they blow… And they STILL read each and every name during the ceremony. It takes longer and longer every year to read all the names, but no one has complained.
You can see the pictures here:
|08-05-26 ALR at Memorial Day|