Sunday, September 12, 2010

Patriot Day Rally in Rolla!

We interrupt Walter's vacation to bring you a report on the Patriot Day Rally in Rolla. I (Pam) was so surprised at what a wonderful evening it was. I somewhat expected it to be some sort of political event with candidates for election speaking about their platforms. Instead I was most pleasantly surprised to find that it focused on honoring God, our country, our founding fathers and the constitution, our military and the many sacrifices they have made to keep and defend our freedoms, and a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attack on our country by Muslim extremists.

A retired military colonel who seemed quite the expert on Islam, gave a lengthy, but very informative speech about the history of Islam, their conquests, and defeats. It was especially interesting because our family studied history of the middle ages last year and it was a good review of the history we studied.

A concert was given by a community children's and adult choirs, and various other groups. It was fun to see various people in period costumes. We also got to see an American Bald Eagle. It was beautiful! It was great to see so many of our friends there (and even family!) It was a great evening capped by a great fireworks display.

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