The other day at school
Melissa and I walked into the main building at school to find a place to waste some time before class started.
As I walked through the front doors I saw a Marine standing just inside in his dress uniform. I have always felt that it is our duty to thank the servicemen and women of our wonderful country but have always been too much of a chicken to do so. Ever since Andy joined the Army I have felt even more grateful for their service because I know how difficult it is.
So, noticing that he was by himself I walked up to him and said, "I just wanted to thank you for serving our country. My brother is in the Army so I know that it is really difficult to be away from your family and friends. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate what you do."
In return he said that he appreciated my comment and told me, while looking me directly in the eye, "You're Welcome." I think it was the most sincere "you're welcome" that I have ever gotten. I hope that my simple comment made a difference in his day and maybe made him feel a little more appreciated!
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