I am a Vietnam veteran. On Saturday, Nov. 9, after the parade, my wife and I went to St. James for their annual bazar. On the way out we stopped at a vendor and ordered lunch. An elderly lady was receiving her order and asked if I was a veteran. She preceded to tell me that her family had four generations of soldiers, from WWI, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.
She thanked me for my service and I said thank you, but that her family deserved the thanks. She started to walk away but came back and placed some money on the counter and told the vender "this is for their meal." I said thank you, but it wasn't necessary. After she left I thought about it a while. Her family had sacrificed way more and deserved some type of thank you.
It is people like her that make me proud to be an American God bless her and everyone like her.
Homer F. (Tony) Cole