October 26, 2010
I ended up last night parking inside Fort Rucker at the on base RV park at Lake Tholocco. It was a late arrival and I didn’t see much of the beautiful landscape. headed out early so there again wasn’t much time to enjoy. Unfortunately I spend alot of time catching up on journaling, emails and pictures. The SOS office on Ft Rucker through Beth Gunter arranged a lunch with several Gold Star families and base officials. It was an intimate time of sharing the message and learning more about each of these families loved ones. I added to my family today but for some reason had a difficult and emotional time sharing.
After lunch I headed toward Montgomery where I am spending he night at the home of Gold Star parents Vernon & Anne Adkins. It was a wonderful evening with some great Cajun comfort food. What a warm and sincere family and we share a sincere connection as we told stories of our sons and maybe a few tears.
Tomorrow: Capitol ceremony with the Governor, 10am.