Vets Day Weekend
It’s the Veterans Day weekend, a time to salute all the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to make America the greatest and most prosperous country in the world.
My dad was a Marine in the Pacific campaign in WW II. He fought at Guadalcanal with the 1st Marine Corp Division so I could enjoy living and working in a beautiful state with a great TV station.
To all vets I say thank you!
As we have witnessed this week from my beloved Penn State, not everything in our country is good. My prayers join those around the world who feel for the victims.
Still we must go on with our lives and do our best to make our hometowns, states, neighborhoods better places to live.
My aim this weekend is to put aside the tragedy at Old Main and to focus on paying tribute to our vets. I will do so by taking part in the CK Veteran’s Day parade.
The weather for Saturday parades will be scintillating with plenty of golden sunshine. The morning chill will wilt under the power of the warming southwest wind. Those winds will propel temperatures into the 50s by parade time (St Albans 11 am, Ceredo-Kenova noon). By day’s end the thermometer will register near 60 degrees.
Sunday should be even warmer though clouds should make for a less than sunny sky.
With the wind blowing all weekend long, the risk of brush fires will be elevated. The very dry November weather (less than .25” of rain in the first 11 days) is coming at a critical time, since the leaves have largely fallen now.
The concern would be that carelessly lit matches could spark brush fires. With our weekend taste of spring in the air, people will be doing some late season landscaping cleaning.
After gathering debris, some will be burning brush. But with the winds swirling and unpredictable, a neatly set and managed fire could get away from a landowner.
Since soaking showers are in the forecast next week, here’s a suggestion. Put off any burning until we get rain. That way our foresters can spend time with their families and not have to battle brush fires.