They came united, these Americans.
They came from both sides of the aisle, from many religions with many skin tones, skin tones many chose to show so much of.
They came by car, by bike, pushing strollers, toting tykes.
They came to take the plunge…or to witness the icy dives.
They came to support a very worthy cause, yes, but they came to have fun too.
These are the Make-Wish-Polar Bears. And they come to Long Beach, NY every year on Super Bowl Sunday.
From tots to teens to the totally retired, they girded their shivering loins around shriveling body parts and… took the dive.
I took almost a thousand photos, edited to eighty, of our darling and daring, Americans.
There were sights to see by the sea. But what stood out most in these most troubled times, was the uniting. The uniting in fun, the uniting in laughter, the uniting in joy.
I’ve said enough. Now enjoy the pics:
You also might like, from 2017:https://tinyurl.com/Super-plunge2017
And 2014: https://tinyurl.com/super-Plunge
and 2014 pt 2 :https://tinyurl.com/Polar-plunge2
God bless the United States of America