The situation is already changing as we prepare to set off once again. Our arrival in Washington DC will be close to the date of The National Memorial Day Parade. As Bill is a Gulf War Veteran it seems natural that he should ride Blackie in the parade.
Bill contacted the American Veterans Center and they expressed enthusiasm in his interest to participate. Right now Bill and Brenda are working on filling out the application to be in the parade, so we don't know for sure if it will happen.
The person he talked to on the phone also suggested an additional mission: to receive letters of thanks and gratitude to be delivered to Vets.