Found in Las Vegas

Monday, Dec 08

Tonight, I’m back in touch with my Inner Cowgirl. 🙂
Thanks to my good buddy, Steve Miller, of Montana Silversmiths, I was able to attend the rodeo. It was exciting, as rodeos generally are. Brooks and Dunn sang the opening song, “Cowboy Town”, and the arena rocked!
December 7, many of you will remember, is Pearl Harbor Day. Well, the NFR planners had a real surprise in store tonight–Lee Greenwood came out of nowhere and sang “God Bless the USA”. We had all been given flags on the way in–now we knew why! We all stood–thousands of us–and belted out the song right along with Lee, and that was one of the truly great experiences of my life, but it got even better. Representatives of the Armed Forces marched out into the spotlights, and the cheers of appreciation and gratitude rained down. I’m telling you, my eyes were wet, and my heart was swollen with pride. And STILL it got better!!! Because two veterans of Pearl Harbor joined the celebration–survivors. All the while, scenes of the destruction of December 7, 1941 played on the big screens suspended above the arena.
And there, amidst the smoke and the wreckage, was Old Glory, flying proud.
Still free, after all these years.
I wanted to share this moment with you–I wish each and every one of you could have been there, too.
It was beyond fabulous.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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