Tomorrow is the Armed Forces Day Parade in Watertown and under sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, the event starts at 10AM at the High School and proceeds up Washington Street to downtown.
It will be a great day to honor those who serve and those who have served.
Last night a measure of the sacrifices made came through my door as members of a unit just back from overseas brought one of their comrades out for what for all of them is a typical night out in a bar.
The young man named Ian had lost both his legs and was in a wheelchair and he came to the Mayor's Bar I am sure happy to enjoy a relatively normal moment.
He was in far greater spirits than I could have imagined and played darts and enjoyed drinks with his buddies. We decked him out in a Fort Pearl T-Shirt and he seemed to enjoy his visit.
The point is when the real results of combat meander into your life, perhaps for just a short time, please try to make the service member feel at home and comfortable and appreciated.