And here's a picture of one of my mementos from the experience:
Thanks to Dr. Whats-her-name Jewish Doctor Neighbor for giving me a tetanus booster! And thanks to Rabbi Gavin Michal for taking me around.
"Be as brazen as a leopard... to fulfill the will of your Father in Heaven." (Mishnah, Pirkei Avos)
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Amidst everything we do, we say Hashem, please help our soldiers bring our boys back home.