[President Obama]was very easy to talk to. I’ve been invited to watch the 4th of July fireworks on the White House lawn.”
Tonight Taylor Morris will celebrating the 4th of July at the White House. Just five years ago he was a recent graduate of Cedar Falls High School here in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His senior year was active as an honors student as well as a wrestler and a soccer player with a team that went to state. He joined the U.S. Navy and ended up in the special forces. Two months ago in a IED bomb blast in the Kandahar providence in Afghanistan and he lost four limbs.
Tim Dodd a Cedar Falls photographer who met Morris on a cornfield in Iowa back when they were both teenagers, visited Morris in Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks ago and allowed me to post a couple of his pictures. Today seemed like a fitting day to do so. You can read more about Morris’ journey on Dodd’s blog post Do You Know My Friend Taylor Morris?
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The Star Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key (1814)
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8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20889-5600.
Happy fourth of July Taylor Morris.