Ah yes, it's election year. So many candidates, nationwide over 1900 !! Wow!! Makes your head spin. I didn't know that there were so many politcal parties.
This year my husband Ed and I attended Donald Trump's political rally here in Grand Junction Colorado. It was a beautiful day lots of sunshine and a cool breeze. We stood in line for 2 hours chatting with some of the people while waiting our turn to get in. Some people had been waiting since 4 am.
After going through the security checkpoint, we finally got to the outside hanger where he would be speaking. The event was held at Western Star Aviation. An estimated 7000 people were in attendance.
Everyone was anxiously waiting for his plane to arrive. There was a spirit of comradery. We weren't strangers. We were friends. Talking and laughing and discussing. Then in the distance we heard the roar of the jet engines as the plane taxied in for a landing.
We all waited holding our breath to catch the first glimpse of Donald Trump. Every time some one came down the plane steps you heard: " Is it him?" Then finally, Donald Trump emerged from the plane. The crowd started cheering and clapping.
There were cars parked by the plane to transport Mr. Trump to the main hanger. There were whispers:"Is he going to ride in the car?" "No, he's walking into the building!" The applause got louder the closer he got to the crowd.
Mr. Trump made his way through the crowd to the platform shaking hands with the people. He started speaking, the crowd grew silent. Shouts of approval went out after each important point. His voice was sincere and compassionate.
He spoke for about 45 minutes. After his speech, he walked back through the crowd shaking more hands. He waved to the people outside the hanger as he walked down the runway, not missing anyone. He turned to go to the plane. Walking up the steps, he stopped one last time to wave. Then he was gone into the plane.
Ed and I had a blast. Listening, talking and observing.
If you get the chance, go see some one. It's a great experience. In doing so, we too become a part of history.
Are you ready to become a part of history?
Sallie Wysocki Art