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A grateful veteran

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Dear Editor:

While decorating the family plots in the Cedaredge Cemetery, a young lady with three young children came up to us. She wanted to know if any of the graves were of veterans or if I was a veteran. I told her that I was a veteran and had served in Germany. They all thanked me for my service and then the children handed me a small Ziploc filled with homemade cookies signed "Thank you" on the side.

That's what I call a true Memorial Day! This young mother was teaching her children to honor those who have sacrificed and what is great about this country we are privileged to live in because of those sacrifices. If I knew her name, I would nominate her for the Mother of the Year Award.

Marvin Walden

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