Veteran's Day In Houston
It was a thin crowd at the Veteran's Day program on the steps of City Hall this morning. Maybe it was the steady drizzle of rain that kept folks away, maybe it was the country's current anti-war sentiment. Some politico types were there including John Cornyn, Anise Parker and Shelia Jackson Lee. But the important guests at the ceremony were the hundred-plus veterans that were in attendance. Vets going back to the Korean war were there, along with a few Gold Star Mothers (women who have lost a son or daughter in the armed services).
"There aren't enough people here," said one woman.
"Maybe it's the rain," came the answer.
"My son fought in all kinds of weather," she said, tears welling up in her eyes.
Yes ma'am, and we're thankful he did.
(Click here for a slideshow of the ceremony.)
-- Olivia Flores Alvarez
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