So after a quick lunch of a can Vienna Sausages (it's pronounced "Vigh-een-uh" down this way) while sitting in my car reading and listening to music on NPR, I decided to go for a quick walk. It was probably about 90 degrees outside at the moment and humid, but I decided I'd just make it a quick jaunt down the sidewalk behind the building I work in.
As I set out, I could see an old man and a woman about 2 blocks down. I had seen them before and had noticed a WW2 Vet sticker on the back window of their truck. As I walked by them the old man nodded at me and asked "so what do you think about the day so far?"
I stopped. "Well sir, I'd say so far it's pretty hot out here."
So we started talking and I soon brought up the sticker on his truck. He started telling me about his WWII experiences and we ended up standing there talking for over 20 minutes. He was in the 2nd Army and got off a boat in Le Havre, France and proceeded to stay on the front lines most of the way across Germany. He said he rode on the front of a tank most of the time and carried a BAR.
It's always an honor to talk to men like him. I wish I had the time to sit down with him for a few hours and chat. My walk wasn't very far today, but it sure was a lot more interesting than it usually is.