Navy Week in Toledo was a smashing success. More than 30,000 people came downtown. The riverfront was a hub of activity and downtown was bouncing. It was great to see Toledo mentioned with the much larger cities that are on the tour.
I attended a reception on-board one of the ships. It was interesting to be surrounded by so much American exuberance. The sailors are a proud group. They stand straight and look you in the eye, and say "Yes Sir!" Their love of country, duty and honor is as obvious as the medals that adorn so many of their dress white uniforms.
It was a special couple of days for northwest Ohio. It reminded me how much others are willing to give so that our great country remains safe. We should all be grateful for their sacrifice.
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