After writing this column for 45 years, I have a favorite. North Platte, Neb. organized the feeding of every troop train that stopped there during World War II. All cross-country trains stopped, because North Platte was the watering station.
Officials recruited towns within a 50 mile radius to help, and patriotic citizens met every train, fed every soldier, even though on the busiest day they once served 8,000 troops.