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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lincoln Alabama

Thanks to a Recon Marine and two new friends, I'm in a motel room for the night. According to him, he passed me twice today and on the third pass he finally stopped. He said he saw me on tv and wasn't sure at first that I was the guy on tv but he finally stopped and checked to see if it was me and of course it was. He and his friend called a third person and between all of them they worked out the logistics of where to get a room, buying the room and transportation to the room along with lunch money for tomorrow. You have to really appreciate the lengths our military will go to protect their own. Certainly there is an unspoken bond between those of us that have served. These days we certainly enjoy the privileges that come with the exceptionalism of America. I do see that we often times forget the burden that is ours because of this honor. We are a nation that stands heads and shoulders above the rest and we should never apologize nor feel ashamed of our position in the world. We must remember that our military has shouldered the burden to keep what our founding fathers created many years ago so let us not forget our brave men and women that bear our beautiful Flag on their glorious uniforms.
Early this morning I met a great family in Chic Fil A as I was eating breakfast. They were very interested in the cause and I was able to explain the Trek and the Foundation. Shortly after meeting them a man came over to say his thanks as he overhead my obviously loud voice.
Several times today people stopped me to offer me food and it always seemed to be at that perfect moment. I am in Alabama and still I suffer not. I met two great people that worked at the Anniston Army Depot and they took pics with me and provided some encouraging words.
Let me also say that today was a miserable day. I did not enjoy the weather at all and it taught me to enjoy every moment inside a warm dry building. All day today the wind whipped my face and pushed my body around. I was told that tree were wind gusts up to 30 mph today and I believe that. At times it was hard to even take a step forward. I dis not want to be out today and honestly all day I felt under the weather. U just felt sluggish and heavy. Not really in the game so to speak. Well, by the grace of God I made it to the end of today so let's look towards tomorrow and expect great things. I'm off to bed. Goodnight.


  1. Feel better and know that God is with you every step of the way! He knows every person that will walk into your path before you do. So get a hot shower and a great nights rest. There will tons of people wanting to meet you tomorrow ;)
    Good Night and God Bless You Matt.

  2. Might be a good idea at the next health food or GNC you see to stop and get some elderberry caps. Easier to carry than the liquid and it will help you fight off any viral things that might want to take advantage of you in the cold weather. Keep up your immune system!

  3. My family is from Alabama. Because my father was 101st Airborne I didn't grow up there. But I know this for sure, you won't find many people as patriotic or as loyal as you will in Alabama. Enjoy the people that you meet there. They are a rare bunch.