When we moved to Celeste thirteen years ago, I was shocked when one of our new neighbors said that they were not going to attend some event (I Don't remember what it was) because the event was in Kingston and it just wasn't worth the drive. I remember thinking at the time that it was inconceivable to me that anyone would consider three miles too far to drive for any event.
Thirteen years later, here in 2006, I understand completely. More often than I care to admit I have decided not to go to some event because once I was installed on the couch in my living room, the thought of driving even to Kingston was just more than I could handle. I will even go so far as to admit that there have been nights that driving to Kwik Chek seemed like a major trip.
You might be wondering why in the world am I prattling on about such an inane subject as making the drive? The reason is simple, this weekend (Veteran's Day weekend November 9th thru 11th 2006) the Mobile Wall will be in Commerce. For those of y'all that have not been to Washington DC, this is a chance to view one of the most stirring American monuments to fallen soldiers. The Mobile Wall is a smaller movable (Thus the catchy name) copy of the Vietnam Wall. On its smooth cold black surface are the names of 58,000 Plus Americans that made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The fact that the Wall is in our area on a Veteran's Day while we are at war, makes it an even stronger incentive to go and pay your respects to Americans that gave their life in defense of our nation.
Visiting the Mobile Wall is Well worth the Drive!