Since we had an electrician schedule for Friday to install a ceiling fan above our dining table, I thought we should probably go buy one. While at Lowe's I was looking for the required bulbs for the fan light but the shelf was bare except way at the back, like 6' back, on the 3rd shelf up. A young fellow came around the corner wearing a 'Lowe's' vest so I asked if he could help us. Well he cleared off a bunch of other bulbs, then climbed up and crawled on his stomach back the wire rack and got the box of 60W that I needed.
When he got down, he rubbed his chest and said he had his dog tags under his shirt and he must have laid on them as he was crawling.
So let me introduce Greg. He is in the Oregon Army National Guard, 162nd Combat Engineers. They are headed out this weekend to fight forest fires in northern CA. And they leave in January for Iraq. He said he volunteered.
Most Americans, no matter their opinions or feelings about this war, support our troups. I told you I would pray for you, Greg, and I will. For your safety, to return home intact. Thank you for choosing to serve. Thank you for fighting the forest fires. And thank you for the light bulbs!!