All of us here in the States have heard a lot about hero's lately, as well we should.
The recent anniversary of 9/11 reminds us all of all the hero's that stepped up that day.
Today, at the White House in Washington, DC another hero was honored by the President when he was given our nations highest honor, the Medal of Honor.
His name is Dakota Meyer and he is only 23 years old.
Serving in the Marines in Afghanistan he went above and beyond the call of duty, over and over again, which is why he was awarded this honor today. His story is quite impressive.
While he and his fellow Marines as well as some Afgan soldiers they were training, were heading into a village to talk with the Elders, they were ambushed and many Afghan soldiers were dead or dying as well as 4 fellow Marines who had been pinned down. Disobeying orders, he got behind the gun on top of one of the Humvees and not once, not twice, but 5 times road into the middle of the ambush to pickup the wounded or the dead and bring them back.
He saved 36 lives that day. The 4 Marines were killed, but he was determined to bring them back. He did.
He now works in the construction business. When a fellow worker came up to him during work and told him the President of the United States wanted to speak with him on the phone, he said he couldn't take the call right then, because if he didn't work, he didn't get paid.
President Obama said he was glad he could arrange to make the call later, at lunch time.
It was a very impressive story.
Just a thought. I think if you are a Medal of Honor recipient, you should not have to work in construction, or anywhere else for that matter, for the rest of your life.
On a much lighter and more frivolous note, here is my first installment of,
"What you won't see at my house and probably not your's either."
If you look very closely at this ship and follow the lines from the dock to the top of the bow,
you'll notice 3 little yellow circular things up near where the lines go through the bow.
They are to prevent rats from crawling up the lines and onto the ship.
Nooo, not just a charcoal grill
but a charcoal grill right next to a 1000 lb anchor.