In honor of Veterans Day, I ambled into the local Montclair Starbucks in my ‘Support Our Troops’, T-shirt. I ordered my triple shot, skim pumpkin spice latte and started chatting with my local barista. All of the sudden in walks a local platoon, in town for some army recruiting. All of the sudden, two guys who were in a heated Yankees-Red Sox debate stop arguing, look around and lead the entire Starbucks in an extended standing ovation to honor these heroes. Then, a guy in a Favre jersey decides to pick up the tab for the entire platoon. Must have shelled out about $90.
It is times like these when I think of that awesome Mellancamp song and am so proud that this is our country.