Looking for an American hero?

Meet Mr. Spooner, an 86-year-old combat veteran who testified earlier this year in a public hearing in Maine, on a marriage equality bill. I don’t think they make “lifetime Republicans” in Texas like this one.



4 Responses to Looking for an American hero?

  1. Linda October 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Awesome. Made me cry.

  2. Anonymous October 21, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Damn you, Harold. I’m at work. THERE IS NO CRYING AT WORK.

    Don’t Mess w/ Pink

  3. just another duck on the pond October 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    beautiful. just. beautiful.

    and i agree with you, harold,
    if there are any lifetime republicans
    like that down here their voices are
    either unspoken or unheard…or both.
    and not just a few lifetime dems are
    ‘staying out of it’ as well.

    either way, it is a deafening
    and cowardly silence.

    my partner & i decided to go to canada
    5 years ago, for the sake of love and
    turning 60…after a civil ceremony
    outside we were blessed by the rector
    inside an anglican church. a congregation
    of strangers came to support us. then he
    brought out the beautiful old anglican
    registry for us to sign our names
    under the names of all the other
    couples married in the parish.

    it was a deep moment to experience
    equality in the church of our faith,
    in another country, and then to come
    home to the land of 5 generations of
    my family…the hill country of home,
    where equality is a private matter.

    i didn’t intend to take up so much space
    but you brought it up. and i am grateful
    that you did, my friend. thanks.

  4. njb October 28, 2009 at 12:05 am #

    Oh man….made me cry too!

    I guess even more so because my own father served in Patton’s 3rd Army. I miss that generation.

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