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Letter: Thank you for Remembrance Day gesture

A young lady approached me and gave me a hand drawn poppy

Thank you for Remembrance Day gesture

As a past member of the armed forces and a veteran, I attend Remembrance days faithfully.

This year something very special happened as I stood there with old Beret and Corp insignia shone brightly and the gongs dusted off and hung on my jacket while quietly awaiting the ceremonies.

A young lady approached me and gave me a hand drawn poppy on a buff piece of paper; inside was an inscription which read “Not all super heroes wear capes”. Beneath was a name: Akaysia Wikkerink.”

There were a lot of old war horses out there and I am sure many others received this beautiful gesture. Thank you young lady and thank you to the mother who accompanied her; people like you are why people like me volunteer to make our country safe.

There was a tear in my eye when I left today. God Bless you!

Alan Edkins

Crofton

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