Watching the soldiers of the 116th Stonewall Brigade leave for Iraq today was an incredibly moving experience. Besides the history associated with this particular unit, the patriotism displayed by family, community members, elected officials, and the soldiers themselves was heart-warming. The local Republican bloggers were well-represented as well as others who wished them well. I'll be putting up the posts with photos about this event during the next two or three days. Farewell ... and thank you.