August 31, 2010
Meetings did not work out as planned. Had housekeeping to do with postings and preparing for tomorrow. I want to thank Christi and Ballard for taking amazing care of me while in town. Christi is a terrific chef and surprised me at every meal. Ballard was a great companion as we ran the necessary errands each day and shared the moments of a lasting friendship.
Today we were also able to take the time for a local news interview.
Tomorrow: Ceremony with Nevada Governor and Gold Star families; on to Sacramento.
PS: The reason for this journey continues to be apparent as I remember today the 56 brave heroes who lost their lives in August and the families that must now process their grief and begin to make sense of the future. My sincere gratitude for their sacrifice and heartfelt condolences for their loss. They will not be forgotten.