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Student's sweet card brings World War II veteran to tears

Student's Touching Card Brings WW2 Veteran To Tears

An elementary school student's touching card brought a World War Two veteran to tears.

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 125 World War II soldiers took a trip to the D-Day memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Upon their return, they received a hero's welcome from locals. One of those soldiers was 91-year-old Stanley Krzywonos.

Krzywonos and the other veterans didn't expect what happened on the bus ride home: they received letters of thanks from local elementary school students. Krzywonos was so moved by his letter, WFMY arranged for a meeting with its author.

Krzywonos said that the real heroes were the soldiers who died that day 70 years earlier on the beach, but the overwhelming thanks he received made him feel like maybe he could be one, too.

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stengernc June 12 2014 at 7:13 AM

Most people don't understand that once you join the military you no long live in a democracy....you have no voice....you follow orders including going to your death. WWII was a valid war. Al he rest were part of the industrial/military complexes way of making money using our veterans as pawns. Iraq is a great example of war mongering for greed. What did we accomplish except to destabilize the middle east while it cost we tax payers over a trillion dollars and thousands of American lives. I salute the military and kick the ass of our politicians who put these brave men and women in harms way for greed and misplaced ideology. I speak as a Viet Nam era veteran, another wasted war.

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vincent.barnes1 June 12 2014 at 8:01 AM

Thank a veteran today...

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Elaine June 12 2014 at 7:42 AM

Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes....we need more children like that little girl to understand what has happened and what is still happening today! Bless all of the men and women and especially to this young lady....

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cromwell1650 June 12 2014 at 7:53 AM

That's awesome! I am sort of suprised that modern school teachers would do this. I'd expect them to be more likely to tell the kids to write apology letters to al quaeda. Maybe there is some hope left.

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Lisa cromwell1650 June 12 2014 at 9:10 AM

Not at a DoDDS school (Dept. of Defense District Schools - provide education to children who live overseas with their military or government service parents) - our kids say the Pledge every morning. Our Boy/Girl Scouts help maintain the cemetery on Base and plant flags at the headstones for Memorial Day every year. A couple of years ago, one of our Scouts was responsible for the erection of a memorial to Marines involved in a nearby battle in 1898 for his Eagle Project.

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jpc363 June 12 2014 at 9:21 AM

That WAS the greatest generation. Today we have pajama boys living in mama's basement. God help this country if it ever needs men with ballz

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kgelberd June 12 2014 at 11:48 AM

My husband is a Viet Nam Era vet and he is a very active board member of Veteran Affairs here in South Florida. Every year around Thanksgiving there is a Veterans Thanksgiving Day luncheon at our local casino. There is a large buffet there. My husband, daughter and I usually do the serving for veterans that can't go up to the buffet and serve themselves. This year we took our 8 year old grandson. He's usually in school but, our daughter thought he could learn alot about humanity if he were to see how to treat these wonderful veterans. Our grandson was so excited to be there. He took plates of food to these grateful vets and he loved it. We took a picture of him with a veteran that was at Pearl Harbor during the bombing. He was 93 years old. Our grandson showed his dad the picture with this wonderful man. Then our grandson went to school and told his class about how he took care of the people that took care of us during war time. I think this was a lesson he will never forge

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buck1027 kgelberd June 12 2014 at 1:29 PM

From an old Viet Nam vet to you: WELL DONE, WELL DONE

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goggleplex buck1027 June 12 2014 at 2:08 PM

Buck, I thank you for your service.

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HAYLEY BUG kgelberd June 12 2014 at 1:41 PM

Tell your husband THANK YOU!

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mrivera543 June 12 2014 at 11:36 AM

I believe they're all heroes living and deceased soldiers. They are in the front lines of society!!
They are the reason why the rest of us are still safe. God bless our soldier old and new.

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redletter2008 June 12 2014 at 11:31 AM

How nice to see a child showing gratitude for someone's service. In this day when most children, and too many adults, couldn't find France - or even the enormous United States - on a map, and where too many have total ignorance regarding our history, it is always reassuring to see anyone who bucks that shameful trend.

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William redletter2008 June 12 2014 at 12:28 PM

The past if forgotten, will be repeated. And they dont teach much history in schools anymore. Except for a censored version. You cant teach them the horrors of it for you might offend them and hurt thier feelings. Thats how Stalin, Mao and hitler did it to indoctrinate them into the agenda.

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richsglobal June 12 2014 at 8:59 AM

Kick Ass, Take Names WW2 Dudes!

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