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Letter: Let’s thank veterans for service, sacrifice

Let’s thank veterans for service, sacrifice

I think that it would be a good thing if folks made it a point to thank a veteran every chance they get. Just this past Wednesday, I had the privilege of thanking a World War II soldier. He was sitting in a wheelchair outside in the fresh air of the Montgomery Park senior living facility. His baseball cap looked brand new and across the front it read in bold yellow letters: World War II Veteran. I went up to him, took his hand and said, “Thank you for your service.” He looked up at me and replied, “Thank you.” I couldn’t help but notice his blue eyes well up in tears.

Last month, while in San Antonio, Texas, my husband stopped for gas. Right there filling up his motorcycle was a man whose cap read: Vietnam Vet. Of course, I went up to him, took his hand and thanked him, remembering how the veterans from that long war were treated when they came back home.

It only takes a moment to make a difference in someone’s life. Just keep your eyes alert for those special baseball caps.

Delphine Levesque

Lockport