“There’s a lot of great people in this country, don’t ever let anybody tell you different.”
— Loosely translated from A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
Mr. Jenkins was right when he said that in his book. There really are a lot of nice people. Like the man who gave me this pin. His name is Eldon Robinson. In 1970 his brother, Larry Robinson, went missing over Laos during the Vietnam War. He and four soldier’s wives founded the “League of POW/MIA Families” that same year. It was his organization that started the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, JPAC, which is the government agency responsible for finding service members who have never been returned. Like Mr. Robinson’s brother. Before the League of POW/MIA Families, there was no POW/MIA flag, no POW/MIA awareness programs, nothing. Eldon Robinson, essentially, started all of that. And then that same man, took time out of his Saturday afternoon and met my history day partner and I at a church in South Central Omaha on short notice just to talk with us about our project.
We submitted our website on Tuesday and have a month or so of respite before the national competition in College Park, MD; starting June 15.
God bless those that have fought and died for our freedom, both here and abroad, to keep our America the greatest nation on earth. God Bless America.