After a couple of months off, it's that time again. Headed for the Mohawk Shelter in Menands, NY, with a load looking for forever homes. But this time I am really unhappy about going.
You see, I missed a chance to honor a hero. As usual when I take my trips, I slept in until 10:30 this morning (because I will be driving all night so I need the rest). At 10:00, one of our local boys came home from Mosul, Iraq, with an honor guard procession that passed by within one mile of my house...and I was sleeping. I am so upset that I didn't know about this earlier, or I would have been there with my flag.
SSGT Gary Lee Nelson died April 5, 2011 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
The other thing that upsets me is, those Westborough Asswhipes are planning on being here for the funeral. The good thing is, regardless of the asinine decision of the Supreme Court, there is an ordinance in here in Woodstock that prohibits demonstrations at funerals. Our police department will be enforcing this at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and there are plenty of Patriot Guardsmen and some motor cycle clubs that will be backing up the police and the procession to the grave yard. But the grave yard is out of Woodstock's area, so the PG will take over from there.
Also, the funeral is tomorrow, Friday, and I will be in New York and won't be able to stand along the roadway to salute him as he passes by.
But I hope you will keep his family in your prayers. The procession today passed my Waffle House, and some of the girls either went to school with him or their brothers did. It was a sad morning there.
That aside, I will be trying to Nude Blog tomorrow night from the motel. Till then, TATA!