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Veterans Day salutes across the decades in Waterford

John was an Army veteran suffering in the throes of dementia. He was living in a nursing home and had not interacted with the outside world for six months. No eye contact. No verbal exchange. He had completely shut down. That was, until a woman, an Air Force veteran, pinned a small American flag lapel pin onto his collar. He looked up as she saluted him, and he saluted her back. At that point, John began to weep. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

http://www.theday.com/article/20141111/NWS09/141119953

Posted on November 13, 2014

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