The neat part for me? I just voted in the First State!
If youíve lived here for a while, I get that itís no big deal to you. But for me, this is something that, to one degree or another, is awe inspiringly historical.
My father came over on the boat. He visited first in 1951 and then immigrated to America in 1954. I am a first generation American. Born and raised in the Midwest. My father taught me a great many things and one of the biggest ones is respect. Respect for oneself, respect for others and respect for this country. Itís funny though, my dad was never the civic minded guy. He was a hard worker, kept his head down, figured out how to save 1 of every 2 pennies, and played golf.
It was my mom who was the voter in the family. Not politically minded at all. But doggedly dedicated to our military and extremely insistent upon exercising your right as an American in casting your vote. Didnít matter your party, didnít matter your ideals, and didnít matter whether you had a clue or not. She would simply defend to the death your right to vote.
Today is one of those days when I miss my mom and dad who have since passed. This is a day they would have appreciated, me voting in the first state and the historical significance for our family in doing so.
Thanks for everything!
Posted at 8:21am on November 8, 2016 by Matt Monks