Friday was a very special holiday for those of us at the Liberty Learning Foundation and for many across our wonderful country. Our team was so honored to be in the Huntsville, Alabama Veteran’s Day parade!
We had a beautiful, sunny day for the parade, and I had the best seat in the house. I got to ride in the parade alongside WWII veteran Chief Warrant Officer Bill Shields! It is always a joy to have Chief Shields with us at our events! Please take a minute to watch this video of Chief Shields. You will understand why he is so special to us! http://freedomisnotfree.causevox.com/
We had some great kids marching behind us (along with our big blue tour bus!) and singing our tour anthems “Next Great Americans” and “You in the USA!” They did a great job of getting the crowd pumped up and excited!
It was such a joy to see how many people turned out to honor our veterans, and all of the signs that they held up saying “Thank You.” I even heard several people yell out “thank you” to Chief Shields as we rode by! It was heartwarming to say the least. The parade was huge and the crowd to see it was even bigger! What a great day!
After the parade I got to perform for a great group of kids and adults at the Early Works Children’s Museum in downtown Huntsville! The Early Works Museum is such a great facility, and the staff was so helpful and friendly. We truly had a wonderful time meeting everyone and we want to thank them for their help and support! Our “Little Liberty” absolutely did NOT want to leave the museum! I think this must have been her favorite stop of the tour!
My hope, and I’m sure the hope of all of us at the Liberty Learning Foundation is that the Super Citizen Program will help students around America remember that our freedom was and is NOT free. Our veterans know this better than anyone. I know I have said it before, but I will say it again: Thank you, veterans. We appreciate your service!