I must share with your readers my recent experience. To preface this, I have to say that I am a U.S. Army veteran and I have a sticker on the rear of my SUV that says: "I Served -- Vietnam."
Recently, as my wife and I were exiting the supermarket and I was grumbling to her about the experience, I realized that the cashier had not discounted our bill by the 5 percent offered to seniors on Wednesdays. So, I went back into the store to get our bill corrected, grumbling all the way.
Upon returning to my vehicle, my wife hands me a card that had handwritten on the envelope: "Thank You Hero." On the inside was a handwritten note from the most beautiful person I've never met.
It was addressed to "Dear Hero," and went on to say how much she appreciated my service and sacrifice so that she, her children and future generations will be free. It was signed, "With love and prayer, Rebecca ..."
How very nice of a complete stranger to thank me and, I'm sure, my fellow veterans. Believe me, that had not happened when we got home from somewhere we never asked to go.
Rebecca, thank you so much for caring. It made my day considerably brighter.
Frank J. Stefan