posted on May 30, 2011 07:26
I won’t be blogging for the next two weeks. We’re taking a family trip to France: a week in Paris and three days in Normandy.
I’m looking forward to visiting the D-Day beaches. My stepfather, Joe Dickerson of Murfreesboro, was in the first wave at Omaha Beach. He survived to fight on for months, despite being wounded several times. He won a Bronze Star and Silver Star. He was finally wounded so badly they shipped him home to a hospital.
So, while in Paris, we’ll toast him and all the heroes who sacrificed so we can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I’ll raise another glass to all our readers and Tapsters. Don’t let Carter lead you astray while I’m gone.