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We thought we'd bring you a unique American story this fourth of July a growing up in the shadow of lady liberty.
Dan Perkins story is in this month's -- -- -- remiss magazine -- reminisce magazine he was one of several military families who live done.
What was called that -- -- in the 1930s.
Now and liberty island spending part of his childhood on an army post right next to the statue of liberty.
And hearing is now joining me via satellite this is mr.
There and that Columbus high and happy fourth to you missed -- Americans.
Both like -- good beer -- to be above ground and back cuts alone making it up everything that we're happy -- -- you should first of all did you and your brother realize that your neighbor was pretty big deal.
Yes it it was quite -- quite a thing for us because a lot of people came their due to visit.
And in the old days they came up to the front of the statute to visit her.
And they had it covered appeared.
Covered -- And and now.
They have they have appear behind her so they approached her from from the rear.
And it's quite a walk and it used to me.
Pretty short and had steps going up the statue but that I guess that's progress or you progress -- Indeed because you're talking about walking.
You -- your brother didn't even weren't able even able to walk to school and in those days because he had to take both got -- to school is that correct.
That's correct we -- I don't know what they excursion.
Boat called -- hook mountain.
And we went to -- -- -- We went to school every day on a -- him one day.
It was kind of ball -- and they.
Ferry collided with us from the catwalk.
-- the end of the boat.
But it no problems were.
Or a -- And they -- -- mountain.
All the run for awhile and are fixed and then he we -- on a boat called a favorite well so lots of boat.
One truck on the island that was a one -- -- army truck.
-- where -- trustee of that -- -- -- here mr.
-- because -- you know they were fascinated that.
Your neighbor way is the statue of liberty and on -- -- considering you grew up in such a patriotic way what is it that you would like didn't to tell.
A fellow Americans in terms of being patriotic.
I live in a small town and I was kind of put out in one the American legion -- men came by what the American flag.
A lot of people seeing them be oblivious and even though our city and -- -- on the front porch I didn't get up hold my hand over my heart.
I've got to that -- Reverence for Mike got great.
And the united states army and because my father was in thirty years from our Brothers in -- seven.
Well very good in a happy fourth -- you and your family and we're so glad to have you.
Two help spread the patriotic.
Feelings here in this Independence Day thank you so much mr.
Dan Perkins habit and we will be right back.
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