Veterans Day 1999
On November 11, 1999 I marched in the Veterans Day parade in Pittsburgh and participated in a Veterans Day Ceremony with the Tarentum VFW Post 5758. I was so proud to be at both and was very glad that I could honor all of my HEROES!!!!!
This is me and Powmia (my bear) marching in the parade, one of our proudest moments.....this was our way of saying THANK YOU to all of the Veterans!
Then we went to the park for a ceremony that the Tarentum VFW Post 5758 had.
I was so proud to honor our Veterans!
The ceremony was just beautiful and I was so glad I was there, but what I didn't know was that Commander Willison was going to call me up on the stage!
I was there to honor all of America's Heroes and I was so surprised
because the VFW honored me!

They are one of the greatest groups of people that I have ever met and I thank them so much for everything they have done for me.  At the ceremony they presented me with a Certificate of Appreciation, the FDC of the POW/MIA stamp, pins, coins and a "Proud to be an American" sweat shirt!!!!!  My arms were very full when I left the stage!!! This Post is very special to me, they have adopted me and I have adopted them!!!!
Veterans Day at my school
On November 12, 1999 we had a Veterans Day Service at my school and every Veteran I knew and invited came to share it with me!!!! I even had a few surprises at school too!!!!
This picture was taken by Syl, one of the wonderful Veterans that I met at the Moving Wall. I was so glad to see him again, he takes the BEST pictures of me!!!! Thanks Syl!!!!!
I got to do the opening reading for the service. My mom said that this was was my first public practice for the Presidency and I hope she is right! The picture of me on the next page is another wonderful one taken by Syl and the reading I did is beside it!
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