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Veterans Day Tale Is A Case of Mistaken Identity

I bet even our veterans, who are being honored with a parade today, would find this story amusing. It involves a 70ish Dallas woman, a world-traveling grande dame sort whose eyesight is less than 20/20. This woman goes out of her way to thank our uniformed military for their service and their sacrifice, whenever and wherever she sees them. Sometimes she gives the soldiers a hug, too.

It happened again at DFW Airport the other day, when she walked up to a young man in a green camouflage outfit and said: “I want you to know that we are so proud of you, and thank you!” When she proceeded to give him a bear hug and repeated, “Your country is so proud of you,” the guy in the camo outfit looked genuinely confused and said, “They’re proud of duck hunters?”