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Readers' forum: Thanks for respect

Published: Wednesday, June 1 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

We attended the annual Memorial Day Service at the Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy. As part of the program, the anthems of each military branch were played and the veterans stood and were acknowledged as their particular anthem was played.

It was a touching time and I saw many tear drops fall, but the best was yet to come.

As the program ended and we filed out, two handsome teenage boys tapped on the shoulders of my husband and the veteran near us. Each of them extended his hand, looked directly at each man, and said, "Thanks for serving."

Somewhere in that room were some parents who, perhaps, directed those two boys to do that, and they are teaching them respect and honor for these older men by thanking them for their sacrifice and service to our country.

Young men, I will remember you. Thank you to you and your parents. You have given me a wonderful memory this Memorial Day.

Elaine Babcock

West Valley City

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