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John Goodin
11-11-2014, 11:24 PM
I live on a small cul-de-sac with seven houses. One older gentleman, an army vet who never had kids, always sticks about a hundred 8" x 11" plastic flags along the sidewalk for Memorial Day, Veterans day and July 4 th. Tonight after sunset, one boy and his buddies gathered all the neighbors in this guy's front yard knocked on his door and invited him and his wife out. The boys, one with a trumpet, another with a bass clarinet (the sax player couldn't find his sheet music) began to play the national anthem the best that 12 year olds can. The old vet teared up pretty good. It wasn't the best rendition of that song I ever heard but it was by far the most beautiful. Despite what we may about the younger generation, hope is not lost.

Ken Fitzgerald
11-11-2014, 11:27 PM
There is hope!

Phil Thien
11-11-2014, 11:53 PM
Neat story.

11-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Their parents must be proud.

Frederick Skelly
11-12-2014, 7:01 AM
Good kids.

Rich Engelhardt
11-12-2014, 7:14 AM
The old vet teared up pretty goodHe's not alone there...

Don Orr
11-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Now these are the stories that should make the news. Well done young men!

John Pratt
11-12-2014, 12:12 PM

Jim Rimmer
11-12-2014, 12:44 PM
That story ended so much better than I thought it was going to. Thanks for posting.

Steve Peterson
11-12-2014, 7:56 PM
Way cool. It doesn't have to be played perfectly to have the desired effect.


Dave Ray
11-12-2014, 8:45 PM
These kids are being raised right,their parents must be proud, great story