I'm sad today.
We have an event here in Midland every fall called Hunt for Hero's. It includes a parade & dinner. The vets that are chosen are then taken on a hunt & their families are treated ta a shopping trip & all are treated like royalty. The float that was carrying the vets & their families was hit by a train. We aren't sure how this happened. 4 are dead & 21 injured. I have heard that at least 1 of the dead was a vet. He pushed his wife out of the way before he died. (Some of the witnesses say the arms did not lower & others say that they came down way late.) So very sad!!!!
Here is a news article about it.
A video of our Mayor talking about it.
Mayor Perry on veterans train tragedy 11.15.12
Another article about people giving blood.