Holy Tornado

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006


As I mentioned in my earlier post, the 80% replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall is coming to town.
My daughter, Patty-Jo told me about it. I believe she saw it mentioned in the Newspaper of a nearby town.
The town I live in used to be a good place to live, filled with God loving families and patriotic citizens.
Then the Liberals came....

There had been no mention of the arrival of the Vietnam Wall in our local newspapers or on the radio, let alone TV.
We were told that Bellingham refused any kind of support to bring the wall here, and the police wouldn't even direct traffic.
Patty-Jo and I were too darn mad to just sit back and take it. (I'm sure there are others who felt the same)

We called all the radio stations and newspapers in Whatcom County and asked why they weren't printing or broadcasting about it. We learned that some didn't know about it, others simply did not feel it deserved coverage.
I have to admit that I did a little rump chewing and I know Patty did too.

Now, the news of the Vietnam Wall is being broadcast several times a day on at least five local radio stations, the newspapers are finally catching up too. Even our largest local paper printed the following today: (in part)

"Vietnam veterans memorial wheeling into city

The names of more than 58,000 people who died while serving in the U.S. military will be on display in Bellingham this week as the American Veterans Traveling Tribute comes to Whatcom County.

The nearly 400-foot-long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrives Wednesday evening and will remain on display until Sunday evening.
This is the third time since 2000 that a traveling replica of the D.C. memorial has stopped in Whatcom County.

The wall will be open for viewing 24 hours a day and "Taps" will be played every night at 8.
Wednesday: The wall is expected to arrive at Sunset Square in pieces about 7:15 p.m., escorted by up to 2,000 motorcycles, according to organizers.
· Thursday: Three aircraft from the Heritage Flight Museum will perform a fly-over about 1 p.m.
· Friday afternoon: Senior Citizens Day runs from 1 to 3 p.m. The wall will be wheelchair accessible.
· Friday evening: The opening ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be broadcast by KGMI radio. There will be musical performances and speakers, including three-time war veteran Glen Douglas.
· Saturday afternoon: Classic vehicles on display from 4 to 6 p.m.
· Saturday evening: A candlelight prayer vigil with live gospel singing performed by Anointed 2 Praise will start at 8:30 p.m. Organizers suggest bringing blankets and lawn chairs.
· Sunday: The closing ceremony starts at 5 p.m. and will include speakers, the short film "The Corporal's Boots" featuring Whatcom County's Cpl. Jonathan Santos, who was killed in the war in Iraq, musical performances and a 21-gun salute."