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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I shot this photo last week. A train was blocking one of the main roads here in Fort Valley. This happens so often that most folks don’t even notice what kind of freight
the train is hauling. We just sit and complain to ourselves as we wait to resume our

This train was loaded with Bradley Fighting Vehicles, probably from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The group has been shipping gear to Fort Irwin, California for a stay at the National Training Center before deploying to Iraq in three months.

Here I sit being impatient and a bit grumpy about being delayed on a not so important errand and I realize how the guys who drive and ride these vehicles have delayed a big chunk of their lives to serve this country. Now they are about to go into harm’s way for me and a bunch of other folks who don’t do a lot to thank them for the sacrifices made by our military and their families.

So, this weekend while you are cooking out and enjoying the holiday with your friends and families, remember those who have helped pay of our 233 years of independence. Say thank you, and say a prayer for their safe return.

Happy 4th of July.

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