The Things You See....

August 11, 2011

It's amazing the things you'll see sometimes when people don't realize you're looking. It's little gestures like this one that make me proud to be an American, proud to be the wife of a veteran and the daughter of a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient.

(the wind wasn't blowing very much when I took this pic)

Our flags have been flying at half mast since the helicopter crash that killed 31 people (including Seal team 6) in Iraq. It was just our little way of paying our respects. 

On Tuesday hubby was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the UPS man, his cigars we'd ordered him for his birthday were supposed to be in that day. When the UPS truck pulled up in front of our house hubby walked outside to get the package. The driver handed him the package and then saluted the flags before getting back into his truck and driving away. 

It brought tears to my eyes. It gave me goosebumps. It was one of the most touching things I'd seen in a long time. It's amazing the little things we as American's do to show our respect to our fallen soldiers.

I sent UPS an email yesterday telling them about what happened. The person who responded was just as touched as I was by their drivers actions.

Just had to share this one with y'all! 


Dee Stephens said...

Thanks for sharing. That actually brought tears to my eyes just reading it.
When I was in the airport the other day there was a soldier in uniform walking by and I saw a child about 8-years old tell him 'thank you for your service'.
That's what I'm talking about! That's the way to raise a child!

MiMi said...

Omagoodness!! That is SO awesome!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh, wow. That is really beautiful. I'm a little choked up now, so I'll leave it at that.

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