A WWII veteran wanted to keep me

April 10, 2018

He hugged me and would not let go.

I pick my group of 5th graders up super early at Dulles and then we went to visit memorials before the Smithsonian museums open at 10 a.m. We see a bus full of Honor Flight, who are veterans visiting memorials usually just for a day or two, arriving at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and we all decided to go over and pay them a visit and thank them for their service.

We walk over and there are various camera crews with them trying to recruit more veterans for the next year’s activities and one veteran asked me if I knew how to find names on the Wall. Since I have the app on my phone I said absolutely and we walked over there together and found his friend. Then he gave me a hug, thanked me in my ear and would not let go.

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