The Enola Gay
I just recently returned from an extensive, exhilarating and exhausting trip to the Midwest, Washington, D.C. and Mobile, Alabama. I was able to meet and speak to hundreds of pastors. There are some great servants of God in this nation. Most of them are unknown but none are unimportant.
One day, I took a taxi to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at Dulles airport outside of Washington, D.C. There, I saw something I had heard about all my life. As I walked in, I saw the B-29, the Enola Gay, sitting in her restored glory. The Enola Gay was the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb. The reason that was significant to me is my father was a part of the Squadron. He did not fly on the mission, but he was a key part of all that happened in Tinian. He was one of a handful of men who flew home from the war on the Enola Gay.
I have seen pictures, heard the stories, but seeing it up close and personal was an emotional experience. It tied me back to my dad. It tied me to our history as a nation. It tied me to one of the most significant events of the 20th century. The world changed that day in August, 1945. Now, I was standing just a few feet away from history – and a history my dad had been a part of.
It made me proud of him. It made me proud to be an American. It made me grateful for my freedom. It reminded me of the sacrifices made by those in the armed forces for our freedom.
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