It was a quiet Sunday morning in Villa Park, CA. I tapped my brakes at the stop sign and rolled on.
A Villa Park police officer pulled me over. He took his time getting out of the police car, stopped at my rear bumper for a moment, and then approached my open window.
Taking my license, he said, “You know you rolled that stop sign, right?” “Yes sir, guess you’re right,” I smiled.
“Tell me something,” he asked, “What’s that bumper sticker stand for?”
“That’s a private club I belong to,” I said, “Life-time membership, due are paid.”
He took a moment, tapped my license in his hand a few times, and said, “Have a nice day.”
As the officer turned to go he stopped, “By the way,” he said, “Thanks for your service.”
Every serviceman and woman, from every war, has a similar service ribbon.
Posted on Memorial Day 2020
To the men and war-dogs of the 63rd Infantry Platoon Combat Trackers (IPCT), Americal Division, US Army. You know who you are and what you gave.