November 9, 2010
Left the home of Maj Floro this morning and headed East 2.5 hours to a scheduled ceremony at Camp Lejeune headquarters, Jacksonville, NC. This was the start of a long driving day. We met outside base with Kathy Moore’s team and were escorted in by security. The event was held outdoors in front of the headquarters building on a beautiful morning. In attendance were many invited guests including active duty marines, veterans groups, patriot guard and Gold Star families. This was another memorable opportunity to share the message, spread awareness and for the North Carolina Chapter to present a personalized flag to the mother of GYSGT Darrell Boatman ~ 4 Nov 2005 ~ Iraq. An extremely moving and appreciated time as we continue to touch the lives of families everywhere.
My journey took me 90 minutes north to Greenville where I had an interview with local TV and newspaper. The town of nearby Ayden had recently adopted HR and will be dedicating the flag on Veteran’s day.
Another 4 hours to Richmond made for a long 8 hour day. I have left North Carolina, my 50th state and am now in final countdown to Arlington. I have three potential national news stories upcoming, CNN, FOX and CBN. I am praying one or all will come thru on Thursday.
Tomorrow: Planning for Arlington and late afternoon interview.