Sunday, July 4, 2010
The high school (senior high, junior high, and district office) had the roof ripped off and authorities later found the building had started to crumble. Plans were in place for an all-school reunion the following day, which would have meant many more people in the school. It was eerie to walk down a street a block from where I grew up that was unrecognizable. Trees my dad planted (bottom left photo) in our back yard were toppled.
So on this Fourth of July it seems all the more appropriate to give thanks to our military friends and families who dedicate their lives and sacrifice more than we'll ever know in the name of freedom. I'm thankful to live a country with God and freedom at our very core . . . and I'm thankful for the type of upbringing I had in a small town like Wadena.
Happy Fourth of July to all,