Then, He Cried

During the course of my day today I asked an elderly  man a question:

“Are you a veteran?”

He said “yes”.

I said “thank you”.

He said no one ever said that to him before.


He cried.








Written in 2012.

It still makes me cry.


32 thoughts on “Then, He Cried

    • My Grandfather was also in WWI. He tried to sign up for WW II and they wouldn’t let him, said he was too old. I have the utmost respect for the men and women who know they are giving up control of their lives to serve a greater purpose.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.