This weekend, we are attending the retirement ceremony of one of Paul's former colleagues, his Command Master Chief when stationed in Chicago. Randy (as I know him) has served our Navy and this country for 20+ years, on the ground, the sea and even in Iraq. People like Randy Spence kick ass, take names and never, ever complain.
The ceremony will be serious, touching, inspiring and a little nostalgic. Grown men will tear up. I will cry. It is heart warming to spend a little time with people who are remembered, appreciated and honored for their work and sacrifice. Sure would like to see more of this.