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Happy Fourth of July

My I Brake for Moms column in The Weekly Herald this week.


  1. Martin Spani says:

    Your reference to our Veterans & Military who march in the Edmonds parade as “Stormtroopers” is, without a doubt, the most idiotic statement that you could have made. It is these Veterans and Military personnel, that have given their sacrifices in service to our counry, just so that American citizens like you live in a free country where you can have free speech. You owe every Veteran an apology and we hope that you are not teaching your baby your same misguided comments.

    • jenbrdsly says:

      “Storm Troopers” were Nazis. “Stormtroopers” are from Star Wars. I was referring to people at our local parade who dress up like Stormtroopers from Star Wars. They call themselves the 501st Legion: http://www.501st.com/ So perhaps you are confused yourself. 🙂

      In case you were interested Mr. Spani, my grandfather was KV Williams and he was in one of the first three tanks to roll onto Normandy Beaching during D Day. You can check out my post about the 741st Tank Battalion for more information. http://teachingmybabytoread.blog.com/2011/11/11/741st-tank-battalion-and-k-v-williams/

      For the record, my seven year old stood up and took his hat off for every veteran that passed in the Edmonds Fourth of July parade, and I didn’t have to remind him once.

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