and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
~ Maya Angelou
DARQ: I like the quote best.
CATHERINE: I take it that it resonates with you because you’re a starfighter pilot and heroine to your homeworld?
DARQ (heaving a sad sigh): A little, but more. It makes me remember the fallen, my comrades . . . And the survivors– the injured, the paralyzed, the disabled . . .
CATHERINE: Yeah, I know what you mean. Now, com’mon, brighten up– let’s get the flag run up the pole so it can wave over my little section of farm land.
DARQ: Is that your way of paying tribute to all who served and continue to keep American the home of the free?
CATHERINE: That and the fact that my husband served and my dad, my uncles . . . Trace the McLean branch way back and we had a relative in the Revolutionary War.
DARQ: Anyone famous?
CATHERINE: No. Just a patriot who believed in freedom–and paid the price. He got shot and died.
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