The most special times in our lives are those times when words may not even be spoken but there is a certain connection between you and someone. Now I am writing this and I bet that you are wondering what is wrong with the old warrior. I haven’t cracked my head but let the military ring man be sentimental for a moment. Let me tell you about one such time.
Back some years age when I was on the way to report to my first duty station I took a detour to Fort Hood Texas to visit a friend of mine. Since I stayed longer than I was supposed to I had to wear my uniform to report in to Fort Sill Oklahoma. I can’t remember the name of the small town where I had to stop but I went into a convenience store to grab a quick snack. There was one register open and a long line. As I stood in line waiting I began to look through a magazine. Something felt strange so I looked up. When I did I saw that all of the patrons of the store had gotten out of line to let me go first. None of them said a word as they stood there and silently waited for me to look up and go ahead.
Why was this so special you say? Well grasshopper this young black man from the deep South never expected that kind of reaction from the white residents in a small rural Texas town. God bless America.