The 4th of July was fun. The public was welcome on post for the Freedom Fest and fireworks. My brother and his family came over for a BBQ and we watched fireworks that night. Instead of getting stuck in the middle of the crowds, we found a newly cleared, grassy spot on the hill overlooking the track/fair area and were able to have an upclose view of the fireworks. We were the only ones there, besides a soldier and his little kids on the other side. Instead of getting caught in the traffic, it was a simple walk home. We actually hung up the flag outside our house earlier that day, where it stills waves proudly in the wind.
Soldiers are returning home. Alot of them. I don't think I'll even be able to drive my car on post- it's already so crowded and it's just going to be even more so as summer creeps on. I dont mind. It's my playground but more importantly, it's thier training ground.