Nearby sat a veteran in a wheelchair. He was young, handsome, and athletic, through missing a leg.
My daughter went to him and asked, "You're army - right?"
He said, "Yes, I am."
My daughter hugged him. "Thank you," she said. Tears welled in the man's eyes.
"Did you get my card?" she asked. "My
school sent you a card. It said, 'Thank you for saving our Earth.'"
The guy just about lost it. He said, "You're welcome. Yes, we did get your card. Thank you
for doing that."
~~ Michael Sobel [son of Herbert Sobel, talking about his 6 year old daughter meeting veterans.]
~~ Marcus Brotherton, [We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers]