Today was a big day for Jason, as the baseball game, between Granada High and Livermore High was being played. Both he and Chris were on hand for the "first pitch" and both of them did an outstanding job. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for the entire game, I thought it was starting to develop into a nice game, with neither of the teams dominating, yet playing their hearts out. Because we left early I don't know for sure who won, but I believe Granada was leading 5 - 0 going into the sixth, and Granada had a 16 - 0 record for the season (it might be 17 - 0 now).

There were many, many people there and news crews from KTVU, KGO, and KCBS, as well as reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Independence, and probably others that I didn't see. I saw people there I hadn't seen in over a year, some in over two years, while some that I hadn't seen in only a few months. When I was being interviewed I did my best to be consistent in my answers, so that I didn't look too foolish from one channel to the next, and I did my best to put a plug in for the Stars for Heros and Stand-Up-And-Play, since there was a big focus on those two charitable groups today.

Getting over to the ball game was almost as exciting as being there. We left the hotel at about 14:30 (2:30) and were escorted by the Warrior's Watch Riders and got to the school about 20 minutes later. We got the paramobile out of the truck with no problem and then went to get Jason into the unit and found that I had forgotten the chest belt. David (Jason's older brother) drove back to the hotel and found it and brought it back. Fortunately we got everything done just in time to get Jason on to the filed for the beginning ceremony. Jason threw out the first pitch and was then presented with a few gifts and commemorative things like a baseball signed by the players and a Granada baseball cap - though I think they gave him the cap before it actually got started. All-in-all it was great to see it all there and to be a part of this experience. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers, take care and stay positive.

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  1. It's so great reading about all the fun things going on there!
    What words of comfort! Praying!
    Revelation 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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  2. I feel so blessed to have seen Jason's heroic story on the evening news in SF. It was such a breath of life. What an incredible man! I just wanted to reach out and say that it makes me feel so proud to be an American when I see a Marine like Jason. I will never forget Jason's story and I will continue to share it because it has truly inspired me. We honor you and thank you for the sacrifices you've made so we can remain free. Way to go Dad on encouraging your hero of a son. You must be so proud!

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  3. George it was an honor to be part of Warriors' Watch Riders and your escort today. Our group of veterans and patriots enjoy our 'missions' of recognizing our military past and present. Our founders, being Vietnam vets wanted to make sure no service member got treated like they did when they returned home. I've read the entire blog and I feel I have a tiny bit of insight into what our wounded warriors and their families go thru. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. Our lives are richer for our meeting if only thru your words.

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  4. Our Savior is saying these words. Know that I'm here praying!
    Revelation 21:5-7 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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