|The Rapid City Elks Lodge|
|Dinner at the Elks - wake up Joe!|
|Military men and women honored.|
Another interesting thing happened while we were in the arena. Sitting in front of us were several young Taiwanese students. They are here to work in the various resorts in the area for the summer. They were very friendly and likable group and seemed to enjoy kidding around with us. When Steve, Larry, and Joe were going down to the stage, this group of young people were applauding and cheering even more than Bonnie, Ida, and I. They were very attentive and respectful throughout the tribute to our military, and when it was over they turned to us and asked each of us what service our husbands were in and how long. They couldn't thank us and the guys enough! Then one of these young people said something that knocked our socks off! She said, "If it wasn't for men like your husbands, we wouldn't be here today." It was a very moving moment for all of us.