I’ve often thought about why I, my soul, my being, was lucky enough — blessed enough — to be born in the United States of America. In my book, The Lost Lantern, I touch upon the fact that being born in the last year of the Baby Boomers, ’64, there thankfully was no call of duty, though my friends and I registered for the draft on our 18th birthdays. But those who walked before us — our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, and cousins — were heroes. All I can say for the freedom I enjoy, for my family’s freedom, is thank you.
The photo was taken at the St. Albans vs. Nitro High School football game, fall, 2013.