As I said in my last post, we went to the Capitol Building today. We had a tour with a Capitol Bldg police officer. He was very nice-officer Atkins. What normally takes about an hour took us about 4 hours. But we got to go into the Senate Chamber and the House of Representatives Chamber and do a lot of other neat stuff. We even saw Senator Elizabeth Dole (wife of Bob Dole)! She is a nice little lady.
But the highlight of the day was what happened as we were inside the Rotunda. We all had to clear out the middle so a group of Iraqi War Veterans could come through. There I saw men with legs missing, wheeling their wheelchairs through with their young children sitting on their laps. I couldn’t help but silently cry. It touched my heart to know that these men were like that so that I could live in a free nation.
So thank you, soldier. Thank you for all you’ve done. I owe so much to you.