BMW 4,5,6 Pride- Red, White & Blue
and his medical unit were stationed at a Camp Viper between battles
raging in Basra and Nasiryah, their thoughts were with us in New York
City, especially with the FDNY. Meanwhile, the FDNY was thinking about
the servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Just about every
FDNY fire truck has "SUPPORT THE TROOPS" painted on it's side.
Tony was wearing his Ladder 20 t shirt
when he showed up in New York. I was determined to show him what makes
New York City the Greatest City in the World. We took a top down ride
up Park Avenue, by the Plaza and West 57th St, through Central Park and
of course, right down the Crossroads of the World, Times Square.
Then we headed for the Ladder 20
out a questionnaire
a while ago, I can't remember if it was from BMW or BMW CCA, that asked
what "Pride in ownership" meant to me. Pride in ownership? Gosh that means
nothing to me. Zip, zero, nada mucho. If anything it just means that I
had enough money to buy what I like, big deal. Then I look at these two
guys, and all the FDNY firefighters and US Service personnel and I think
about how my little BMW Z3 and Tony's 6 series were the connection that
brought these people together, and how lucky I am to know them, and that
does make me proud.
Ken gave Tony a tour of their
special narrow fire truck. Somehow the
truck is steered from a "tiller" at the rear!