Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Upland Supports Our Troops

While driving through Upland the other day I noticed these banners attached to lampposts all along Mountain Avenue. Upon closer inspection, each one has the name of a person in the armed forces, the branch of the service they're in, and Kiwanis is the sponsor.

My dad who is retired from the Air Force said he thought they were nice (I agree) and said he wished they would have done something like that for him when he was stationed in Vietnam.

I see a lot of "support the troops" and "welcome home" signs in blue collar, working class neighborhoods that have been devastated by the war. Local mom and pop shops have photos of sons, family members, and neighborhood kids who were killed in Iraq. It really brings the war home and breaks your heart.

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