By Michael Bryan
Today Tucson did something very commendable. And it was not the city government that did it - it was the people of Tucson. They came together to throw a welcome home parade for the men and women who served their nation in war over the last dozen years in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also in prior conflicts.
Rachel Maddow gave the all-volunteer effort a shout-out as one of the best new things in the world - I heartily agree.
See footage of the parade taken by yours truly after the flip...