O'malley's Most Important Day
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My name is OMalleyBoots to the family I adopted when they moved into the military quarters at Ft. Totten, New York, that had been my familys ancestral home for many generations. This is the story of another one of our many adventures together. I had never ventured far from home, but thanks to Sandy, the youngest member of the family, I was able to enjoy one of the Most Important Days of my life. I was secreted away in Sandys backpack and taken on a trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York to attend a football game. He knew that I love to march to military music, since I practice with the children in my family and their friends every Saturday morning on the parade ground in front of our house. Most cats do not get involved with that type of activity, but for me it is an absolutely thrilling experience. Once we arrived at West Point, I met Colonel, another military cat, who was kind enough to show me around and to explain some of the history of the Academy. He also provided the opportunity to take part in my favorite activity. This was a truly inspiring day and reminded me of the sacrifices that so many young people make to serve our Country in order to ensure that we continue to enjoy all of the freedom that we often take for granted.