Honor in Our Country

By Cedric Pendleton

Walking my dog early one misty morning, I ventured into a world that I did not know existed in my neighborhood. I’m progressive, educated, and in the know, but I didn’t realize my neighbor was making modifications to his house. I moved closer to inspect the sign, which stood over the recharging station he added onto the corner of his property. I was impressed. It read, “Free to the public, in honor of those killed in Operation Iraq and Enduring Freedom.”

My neighbor was offering free electricity to the neighborhood. Who does that sort of thing? Then I looked on the roof and saw the solar panels and realized that my neighbor was off the grid. Wow!!! What a model to follow. No electric bill, no gas bill, and service to others. Now that’s a concept that you’d see in movies but I saw it live!

Power for the people!