San Diego has a huge military presence throughout the county; every branch is represented. Down by the harbor you can get a full tour of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. They have flight simulators onboard for those who feel like they are up for the challenge. Right next to the Midway are a couple tributes to those who have risked their lives to serve our country. The “Unconditional Surrender” Statue, which stands 25 feet tall, was designed by artist J. Seward Johnson and modeled after the famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Time Square. As you walk farther along the harbor, you can view “A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military” by Eugene Daub & Steven Whyte. The sound bites that accompany the bronze figures capture the uplifting sentiment Bob Hope instilled in the soldiers as he performed throughout the world. An afternoon stroll down this path of tributes reminds me to appreciate all that the military do for the protection of my freedom.