On November 24th, President Obama presented Tom Brokaw with the the Medal of Freedom. (The Medal of Freedom is the country’s highest civilian honor.)

Yankton, South Dakota, my home is also Tom Brokaw’s home. We have a trail named after him. He comes back at times and has been in our annual Riverboat Days parade.

I’ve read Tom’s book, “A Long Way from Home.” I especially loved it because it spoke of many places that I was familiar with. In High School he dated one of the ladies from our church.