That being said, Saturday was truly a great day for Tina and I. As you know, we travel the United States in an 18 wheeler, wrapped in a vinyl wrap and designed to promote the 9-12 project. We meet and speak with a lot of people across this great nation. Our goal, when we decorated our truck this way, was to promote and raise awareness to the idea that we are not alone, we are one as long as we are united and to bring us back to the feeling we all had on 9-12. That feeling of unity, that feeling of...NO-ONE ATTACKS AMERICA and gets away with such an act of terror. We can fight amongst ourselves but don't you come in from outside the family and attack us this way. I won't go so far as to believe all of America is awake but I will say that She is coming alive. As we travel we pass out pocket constitutions, copies of Glenn Beck's "Common Sense" and a lot of information, confirmed truths, about our government and what that they are doing to destroy our nation and our Democratic Replublic form of government. We are promoting the Taxpayer revolt on DC on September 12, 2009, by passing out information on that event and the response to that has been amazing.
So why was Saturday, the 29th, such a great day? We made contact with a fantastic young man, a candidate for office in the 4th congressional district, for the United States House of Representatives. R.J. Harris is a true Patriot. R.J. is a two time Iraq War vet, a Husband and Father of Five, O.U. graduate in philosophy, O.U. 2nd year law student and a Republican 9-12 candidate. While I don't personally plan to work for any one campaign, I do plan to support those candidates who I believe propagate the 9 Principles and 12 Values by the way they live their lives. R.J., as far as I can tell at this point, is just such a candidate. R.J. and his campaign manager, Jonathan, came to a truck stop where we had to stop at for fuel and met with Tina and I for about an hour.
R.J. Harris, and his campaign manager, took the time to sign the truck in support of the 9 principles and 12 Values and in support of the mission Tina and I have undertaken.
Candidate Harris took the time, while visiting with us, to visit with some other drivers and let them know about What is happening in America and what He plans to do to help turn things in the right direction. He took some time to learn of some of the issues and concerns that we, as drivers have with the industry and our government as a whole.
As we were preparing to go our separate ways, Mr. Harris asked Tina to come and stand next to him. As she stood beside him, Mr. Harris pulled a coin from his pocket and began to explain the tradition of militray coins or "Commander Coins" and handed Tina a U.S. Minted Silver American Eagle Coin. This is the story R.J. told,as I understand it. If I have obliterated this story please correct me by email and I will make the necessary corrections here. My appologies in advance if I did so. R.J
The giving of a “recognition coin” is a tradition long ingrained in military heritage. Known as a “commander” or “challenge” coin, the military used the coins to salute outstanding performance and acknowledge meritorious achievements. The recognition by a coin in the military dates back to the Boer War at the turn of the 20th century when deserving officers were decorated through the giving of a new sixpence, delivered with a handshake.
The modern-day tradition of the military commander coin began in the Vietnam era. It was during this war that the military began to use specially-minted coins, reflecting specific unit emblems or seals, to promote character and pride amongst the units’ officers.
R. J. continues his explanation of the tradition. In parting, I would just like to thank R.J. and his campaign manager, Jonathan, for taking the time to meet with us and learn of some of our concerns and find out more about our mission. Thanks to a couple of Great American Patriots.
Finally, My guess, is that anything I decide to give Tina from this point forward will be dwarfed in meaning by the meaning that this coin has to her. She has since stared at, handled, and does cherish such an amazing token given by such an amazing patriot...as do I.
We have launched into a couple of apparel stores so that all can show their support of our mission, and the 912 Project. Click here to show your support, or go to www.printfection.com/912truck. For those of you that would rather have a hat or mug you we have another outlet at cafepress.com/912 Truck
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