Saturday June 27th I participated in Operation Tie a Yellow Ribbon in support of our troops. There were something like 160 silent auction items, and at least 25 raffle goodies, including three signed copies of "East Garrison," plus many more donations of much needed stuff for the troops. I’d never been to a “silent auction,” which is quite different from the many livestock auctions I’ve been to, and a lot less smelly. If you've never been to a livestock auction, GO. Bring your kids. It'll be an experience they'll never forget.
I enjoyed the patriotism at Operation Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and appreciate all the men and women who have and are putting themselves in harm's way.