Patriots from all over Chester County came to stand behind our troops and show them how much we love them and appreciate their sacrifice and effort.
The highlight of the day was Nichi. She’s a Two-Star Blue Star Mom, she has 2 sons in the Army. Her son Toby is a Warrant Officer in Afghanistan, he’s a helicopter pilot, he’s been in for 10 years. Her other son is Tyler, he’s a special forces Sergeant, currently at Fort Bragg, he’s been in for 7 years. She held the flag for us as we sang the National Anthem and said a prayer for our troops, their families, and our country.
This was Nichi’s first time with us. “I live in West Chester and I’ve driven by and seen you all many times. I always wanted to join you and today I finally did it. Its very uplifting.” Both of her sons have been to Iraq and Afghanistan. We had a little extra feeling in our singing as we thought about Nichi’s hero sons. You can see from the picture on the right that it got a little emotional for Nichi too. She said, “I am so glad to have met everyone today. I really needed this, thank you so much. I look forward to seeing everyone next week.”
Colin Hanna and his wife Pricie drove by and gave us a big “Thumbs Up”. It’s always great to see them. Colin is the President of Let Freedom Ring, he’s also a proud veteran, he was a Captain and a pilot in the US Navy and he’s a former Chester County Commissioner. Colin is often seen on television providing commentary on many current events.
After the rally, we walked a couple blocks to the Goodwill Fire Company to meet Tom Corbett, republican candidate for governor. He sounded energized and upbeat as he talked about the last 10 days of this 2-year journey. He wants to make Pennsylvania the “World Series Champion – the best state in the union” and has a plan to do it.
He spent a long time mingling and talking with the people. He’s very popular and we all look forward to seeing him get the chance to implement his ideas and plans.
We had a great time, everyone is motivated and ready to go. Thanks to all who made it happen. Thanks especially to our heroic troops and their families – YOU ARE THE BEST OF AMERICA!