It was a hot and humid day in downtown Atlanta. Dan, who is homeless, told me that he is aiming to make a move to Miami, Florida in the near future.
“I was stationed at Ft. Knox and later in Houston,” he told me while talking about his years in the United States Army. “I later ended up in Germany, but my troubles started in Tampa,” he said while concentrating. “What happened in Tampa,” I asked with curiosity. “Well, the people were racist to me, not all of them but some,” he said after taking a slight pause. “They wouldn’t let me back in the Army,” he cut the story short but went back to the idea of moving to Miami.
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” - Abraham Lincoln