To get here I travelled by car, then by ferry, then by taxi, then by light rail, then by not one but two flights and then a rental car to get me just five from the airport. Turns out the five mile trip remaining was more like 40..but no one kept tabs anyway. And folks, if the next three weeks is anything like the first three days, then I have to say that every inch of the 6,000 mile journey is going to be worth it. In fact a thousand times over.
But where to start?
How about the computer, the tablet, the camera all going crazy on me, and of course at exactly the wrong times. Surmounting them, I've had to learn how to send and receive E Mails on the laptop, get used to wifi, deal with a motel light bulbs not working, nor a room phone functioning, find my way in the dark etc. Boy, folks sure wanted me to feel at home.
But that's not why you have come to my blog I expect... so on with the job.
My primary function today was to shake out the sleep from my eyes after about a 27 hours of being awake and finally getting into a king sized bed at about 3 pm yesterday and having a great sleep. I woke up this morning thinking part of the bed was in another state...it was SO big.
Today was the brick unveiling, a brief meet and greet with 9 Medal of Honor recipients, the town mayor and other dignitaries including the GREAT FOLKS at the Main Street Gettysburg Society and the 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention Society.
These folks and others have brought together the Congressional Medal of Honor members to Gettysburg for their annual conference and to do so at such a historic town on the very 150 anniversary year of the UNCIViL War. At the same time the Main Street Gettysburg society thought it would be a most opportune time to honour the very large family of Medal of Honor recipients by dedicating a memorial to those recipients still alive. When the planning was started there were 80 members of this most exclusive club of heroes. Sadly a few have recently passed, but none the less, I believe all 80 now have their names engraved and memorialized in brick and mounted in a wonderful display, that I am told sent chills up the spines of many of the workers and officials that had a hand in building the memorial.
sorry folks and good night.