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Each year the 408K race raises funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, so a WWII vet wanted to show his appreciation, but he was the one in for a surprise…
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While the crowd gathered at the starting line, a 95-year-old vet donned his WWII uniform and took a seat on his front lawn to applaud the passing runners. Each year the 408K Race to the Row raises funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, so Joe Bell wanted to show his appreciation, but he was the one in for a surprise.
Navy Commander Dennis Crews has stayed in close contact with his daughter Kaylie's second grade class. He frequently skypes the class from Afghanistan in order to keep them up to date on how he was doing and to answer any questions they have. Thursday seemed like a typical skype session with the commander, who told the class that his video connection could be lost due to the weather he was experiencing in Afghanistan. Seconds after that comment, they skype connection was lost and Kaylie lost visual of her dad. Little did she know, he was a lot closer than she could have ever imagined.
Soldiers overseas need lots of support and love from back home in order to make their trip manageable. Operation Gratitude is a volunteer organization that works to provide a little bit of home to troops that are serving our country. Boxes stuffed with candy, movies, and anything to make their lives a little bit easier are delivered to these deserving troops. Sometimes, just knowing that someone cares for you can make all the difference when you are dealing with the difficult situations that arise overseas.
What do three year old girls wish for when they are having a birthday party? Do they hope for a new doll? A new bike? Maybe they wish for a new set of dress up clothes? For this little girl, the present she received was so much better than any she could have imagined.
After the loss of their dad, Bailey Leonard stepped up and functioned as the father figure for his younger brother, Meyers Leonard. Because of their incredibly close relationship, Meyers was devastated when his brother left to go serve the country overseas. Despite the distance, the two stayed close and their relationship remained as strong as ever. Hoping to show his younger brother how much he really means to him, Bailey planned a surprise for Meyers during a basketball game warm-up.