No One Paid Attention

This happened on May 31, 2012.

Not too many people paid attention.

So I thought I would tell about it again.

This is what happened-

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.

It’s not just that he’s a veteran. But an old man who lived a long time needing something. And maybe not even knowing it until that moment.