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September 12, 2004

The President

As I said before, seeing the President of the United States was perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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Zell Miller came along to introduce him.

Aside from just being there and getting caught up in the excitement, the best part was where we were seated.

There was a lady in a wheel chair in front of us. She wore a WWII Veteran American Legion hat. She was so excited it looked like she could have jumped out of her skin!

There was a musician hired to warm up the crowd. As he sang, the WWII lady sang along, loud and strong. She waved her Veterans for Bush sign high above her head. She cheered as they showed the motorcade arriving, on overhead screens. And as our President was introduced, she solemnly locked the wheels of her chair, and stood in respect, as she applauded.

That's the kind of patriotism and respect I was raised with. I'm glad my children were there to witness it and participate as well.

Posted by Angi at September 12, 2004 04:25 PM

Comments

I am a pretty staunch democrat, but many years ago, Patricia Nixon visited the school I worked at. I often think First Ladies have more dignity and grace than their husbands, and it was an awe-inspiring experience. It is important to maintain respect for the office, even when you disagree with the office-holder.

Posted by: Sharon at September 19, 2004 04:08 PM