Just thought I'd check in and see how everyone is doing. The weather here in Northern Illinois is finally starting to warm up a bit. We had snow flurries yesterday and a hard frost this morning, but we're supposed to be in the 70's next week. It's been so nice to get out and work in the yard a little. It seems like this past winter dragged on forever. We've also been spending quite a bit of time with our 3 grandchildren. They keep us young. Lauren and I have both of our COVID vaccines, so we feel a little more comfortable being out in public.
I got some great news today. I've been asked to speak to local high school students on my experiences in Vietnam the first week in May. I've been speaking to high school classes for about 20 years, but was unable to do so last year because of the pandemic. As some of you know, talking about my experiences and those we left behind has become my passion. I truly believe that kids today need to know about the sacrifices that so many have made for our freedom. I'm truly honored that some teachers have made me a part of their American History curriculum and have given me the opportunity to share my story.
I hope you're all doing well and staying healthy. Take care and God Bless. Semper Fi