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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Heartfelt thanks to generous man who paid veteran’s lunch tab

One of the nicest things about Bemidji is the kindness of people toward our military veterans.

On Dec. 16, my husband and I were taking a lunch break at a local restaurant after visiting my dear mother in the hospital. A gentleman came to our table after noticing my husband’s Vietnam Vet hat. They chatted a bit and then this wonderful man said he wanted to pick up our lunch tab. I don’t know why I always tear up, but it happens, and I know my husband was deeply touched as well.

My husband served from 1966-69, and in Vietnam from 1968-69 (he always says: 3 years, 6 months and 26 days). He is my hero, as are all military people.

A huge thank you to this incredible man who stopped by to say “hi” and then so generously picked up out lunch tab. You lifted our spirits. Thank you.

Nancy O’Sullivan