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Veteran touched by mark of respect

December 10, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

On Nov. 9, my husband and I attended the Veteran's Day program given by the Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at Hancock Central High School.

We thoroughly enjoyed the high school band and choir numbers and respect the honor that the JROTC members always show to all veterans on that day. They distribute flags, shake veterans' hands and the maneuvers they do so well are enjoyed by all who attend.

After the program, we went about some business downtown and then stopped for some lunch at a Chinese restaurant. A few tables away from us sat a young JROTC cadet and, we assume, his mother. They acknowledged us with a nod and a wave.

A bit later, our waitress brought us our fortune cookies but no bill, as she said, "The young lad and mom picked up your tab,"and left.

We were tearfully amazed by the showing of thoughtfulness and respect. May they both enjoy a bright future ahead.

My husband is a World War II vet, he is 88 years old.

JOHN AND SHIRLEY CLARK

Boston Location

 
 

 

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