July 30, 2010
This morning Mandy fixed a filing breakfast and I headed down to my early meeting with the governor’s staff. they were very receptive and gave me suggestions as to who I should follow up with in the legislature. At 10 am there was a scheduled ceremony at the local Elks Lodge. There I presented personalized flags to the families of LCpl Chance Phelps and SPC Jonn Edmunds. I was grateful for the 0pportunity to share the message with the families and the those that attended. We did have news coverage and I hope that the word gets out locally.
This happened to be the week of Frontier days with many activities, concerts and the largest rodeo in the world. Needless to say the town was buzzing with parades and pancake breakfasts. I was told that in order to meet the governor I would have to track him down at the rodeo. I hadn’t driven 11,000 miles to miss the man by a sporting event a few miles away so off I went. Another God thing as I was able to accomplish two things, my very first cowboy rodeo and a meeting with the governor of Wyoming. he was very gracious and enthusiastically embrace my mission. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the open doors to so many.
Moving on in my day I had planned meetings with US Senator Enzi and state senator Johnson. Both men warmly welcomed my mission and will be pursuing support in the months ahead. This was a packed day with success at every stop. I do pray that soon the Gold Star families will see Honor and Remember flying in this state.
I have been invited to stay with the Anderson family in Longmont and began the 2 hour drive south.
Tomorrow: Longmont parade and Gold Star family picnic.