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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Man Finally Shaves for bin Laden Death Kelly Gillin, The Wenatchee World / AP Photo

Man Finally Shaves for bin Laden Death

The killing of the world’s most-wanted terrorist, 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, ignited celebrations all over the world. For the wife of Gary Weddle, a 50-year-old teacher from East Wenatchee, Washington, it meant her husband would finally shave his beard. Weddle vowed nearly 10 years ago to not shave until bin Laden was either captured or proven dead. Initially, he neglected to shave because he was caught up in the tragic news, and then, he made his pledge. “I wanted him to get rid of it, but it was his vow,” Weddle's wife Donita told The Daily Astorian. “I was willing to look past the beard because I love him.” As soon as the Weddles heard the news, Gary found scissors and a razor, and, in front of friends and neighbors, cut the beard and was shaving his stubble even before President Obama addressed the nation about bin Laden’s death. “He looks 10 years younger,” said Donita. “It’s a very happy moment for us.”

May 2, 2011 11:59 AM