I think an extremely simple “Pay It Forward” gesture to a Veteran today shocked him, how sad.
I ran into the grocery store to pick something up and I passed a very elderly gentleman walking stooped over and with a bad limp. He was wearing his VFW hat and all his pins on his shirt. He was so cute.
I smiled and simply said, “Happy Veteran’s Day. Thank you for serving our country”. He looked up and his eyes were wide with amazement. Then he slowly smiled.
I wonder if he hears that from strangers…..ever. He wasn’t in combat fatigues at the airport or at an event honoring soldiers, he was just walking in the grocery store and I don’t think he expected that.
Thank You sir and Thank You ALL Veterans today and everyday. You have my utmost respect and gratitude.