My Maria meets a Canadian War Veteran
We were having dinner in a local restaurant tonight, Maria was
showing me the poppy she received from the school today
in class. She was asking Daisy and I a lot of questions about
War, the one that stands out in my mind... "what did they use
to fight with daddy?"
Within a minute or 2, an elderly gentleman got up from his chair,
having finished his dinner. I noticed his extensive medals
pinned on his coat, and suggested to maria that she goes over to
him, and says thanks.
"Thank him for what Daddy?" I said he is a war
veteran from the 2nd world war, he fought to save
our freedom many years ago. He is a very special man.
Please go and say hello to him and thank him for everything,
and I will be so proud of you.
In her mothers arm, they walk up to him and offered a hand,
with a thank you. He bent over and said thanks to Maria, and told her:
"Study hard, because You are our Future!'
Of course, I am sitting at my table with tears in my eyes, so
proud of my little girl who is so brave. Her next question...
"What is a future Daddy?"
Daisy and I explained, and she smiled, ear to ear.
Maria loves to study, she loves to learn.
Her dad could not wait to share the story.
Dedicated to my lost friend, A great man and Nam vet,
Mark Ellison Dionne.
R.I.P my brother, We miss You.