Z is on the money with that last post. I have a friend from South Africa who moved to the US 6 years ago. They have two sons. Neither son is a US citizen. The older has been a marine for the last five years & has served in Iraq on several tours. The younger son is now just in the Army. Their Dad told them that they would, no choice, serve as they needed to pay back this country for providing them a safe refuge. He is soooo proud of those boys. When I listen to his reasoning for this, I astound myself at how much I take our freedoms for granted. Makes me feel so small compared to what they went through to get here. Shortly after they moved here, I suggested that they have the kid walk to school. Heck, it was only four blocks. His face went white. They had to patrol their land with shotguns & never dreamed about having a kid walk to school. They go kinda overboard with the Xmas lights and I was laughing at their HUGE blow up snowman, glowing & bouncing in the wind. The guy looks at me & says, "We've never been able to put up lights. They would steal them the very night we put them out." WHACK! Right to my gut. I felt so badly. Couldn't make fun of those dancing reindeer after that! Ok. I'm done with my little story. I can blow can't I? But boy am I glad that our young folks have chosen to watch the wall so I can sleep in peace tonight. God bless them everyone.