Saturday, August 06, 2005

Freedom Fest, Skidmore, Missouri

I know I have mentioned Skidmore, Missouri's Freedom Fest in the past. It is an event (Please Check The Link) that we attend every year. It gives you a chance to meet shake hands with and talk to (Honor) Veterans of some of our past wars. You meet people there that truly love their country. They will discuss it's problems with you and tell you what they think needs to be done to fix them, and their not running for office. They also want to hear your views, that proves their not running for office. In case you couldn't tell this is one of my favorite times of the year, you can't help but feel proud when your walking amongst this many heroes. This year there will be an added bonus for people that attend on Saturday September 10, Vietnam Veteran/Medal of Honor Recipient, Sammy Davis and Dixie Taylor will be getting married on the grounds. I'm sure you have heard of one of this years speakers, Adrian Cronauer, Robin Williams played the part of Adrian in the movie Good Morning Vietnam. One of our 13 year old Grand Daughters favorite parts is getting to see Col. Earl Hopper, a three war Veteran, she has been wearing a POW/MIA bracelet with his son's name on it since she was 5 years old. If you do get a chance to go to Freedom Fest I think you will find it is one of those things that kind of gets into your blood, you'll want to come back year after year.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Sounds like a heck of an event. I always enjoy talking to veterans. They usually, with the exception of many Vietnam vets I've talked to, seem to have an optimistic and unfettered by politics view of the nation. CHEERS! Hope you enjoy the event.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Terry "Tex" Turner said...


Just read your comment over at my site and just had to come here and endorse the Skidmore rally.

It looks like a great time.

I've never been to the Skidmore rally, but a neighbor of my parents -- John Steele -- used to sponsor a Veteran tribute rally at his ranch every year. He was an evangelist who'd lost an arm in Vietnam. Ran a mission to rehab Vietnam Vets on his place (he delivered the invocation at The Wall's dedication in DC).

These events are great if you've never been to one.

At a time of growing disconnect between civilians and our military, this kind of interaction can be invaluable.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like to make a correction. It's John Steer, and yes, he used to have a place in Arkansas where he helped veterans. He's at Freedom Fest every year, unless he's out helping in a disaster zone, like 9-11, or Katrina. He just likes to help people.

6:43 PM  
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Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Col. Earl Hopper died in 2008 and his son has never been found. We at celebrate Veterans day every November 11.

1:47 AM  

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