November 12, 2013

We are back from Las Vegas and we are all very glad to have had the opportunity to attend. The Salute to the Troops was well received, as well as very positively supported. Gary Sinise and his Foundation were the reason we were able to go, and we were given the opportunity, and privilege, to spend some time with him. Linda even got to sit next to him for dinner, and that was really cool. Gary had to leave after the celebration of the Marine Birthday, on the 10 (the actual date), and as a going away effort he and the Lt. Dan Band played for everyone on Fremont Street, and of course, we have front row seats.  We got the chance to meet so many new friends, and look forward to staying in touch with many of them. We took hundreds of pictures (literally) and I will be posting them, or at least some of them, over the next few days. I will be going over the "library" with Linda, tomorrow, and see which ones we are happy with, then they will be posted.

Linda has been here with us for the past six days and it has been a most relaxing time for us, even if we did do a bunch of new and exciting stuff, like a helicopter ride around the Las Vegas area and indoor skydiving. One of the big benefits of going, besides meeting all those great people was being able to take a nap in the afternoon, if that was what we wanted to do. One of the things we did was to witness an amputee softball game, where the team made up of the Wounded Warriors played other local teams. They only play against "able bodied" players, and in both games the Wounded Warriors won. Jason was able to get rest and he too enjoyed being out with all the people. One of the things we did was to go to the Pawn Stars pawn shop and got to meet all the members of their team. I think Jason would have liked to have been able to stay longer, but he needed to get back down and get out of his chair for a few hours. We also saw the Terry Fator show, and that guy is an amazing performer. You really do have to see him to believe what he is capable of doing

Anyway, Thank you, all for being patient with my not posting regularly for the past few days, but it just wasn't something that I was able to do, mostly because of the wi-fi connection I had in the room. Now that we are back home I can communicate much better, below are some pictures of Jason getting ready to go to the Marine Corps Ball. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Thanks for today's update and the pictures. All three of you look fabulous!
    Thinking about you!
    Mary Ann Jones


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