I grew up in Bucks County PA, and have so many great memories - especially the awesome people.
Decades later after traveling the globe courtesy of the Air Force we settled in North Idaho.
One of the greatest things about North Idaho is it's ability to cling to fundamental values and a fierce frontier mentality (aka, "Don't Tread On Me!"). Along with this, comes a deep, deep respect for the military and its veterans.
Recently, "we" lost a soldier in Afghanistan and I wanted to share with you the way things are done up here. I'm sure the same thing would happen in lots of small towns across the nation, but sadly in many it would not. Bear with me folks - just having a pride moment and wanted to share with my M&W family. From to time I think we all benefit by taking a pause and reflecting on what really matters in our big, old complicated world.http://www.newsbf.com/news/1208/17ethan_martin.html
Article Excerpt: "As the cortege passed through Bonners Ferry, chatter stopped. Hands went over hearts, solemn salutes were held as the white hearse bearing the body of 22-year-old Army Specialist Ethan Jacob Martin, made it's sad and slow way."