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Kindness was appreciated

Richard Reuer, Minot

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group was holding their steering committee meeting at the Homesteaders. As the six of us were gathering together to enjoy breakfast together and to start another year off with bringing our breakfast group back onboard, as we had been off for the last couple of months, due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Yet during both of those times we were able to present our annual Veterans Day program at Parkers Senior Center, which we decided to give the Patriotism award for those we nominated for that year for the services they have rendered in supporting our military service men and women, (active, retired, honorably discharged) and their family members. Last year we nominated Eloise Ogden and the Minot Daily News for their service in recognition of their continued devotion in sharing and educating our community about our military servicemembers and our Veterans throughout our community and their family members through their articles in The Minot Daily Newspaper for numerous years.

As our meal was being served, one of the waitresses informed us that our meal was paid for by the young couple that was sitting across from us. It seems that they had noticed who we were and what we were there for, and showed their way of thanking us for our service. We were all shocked to hear that and wished we could have thanked them in person. For a moment there was a time of emotion around the table. And with one of our members who did not have the opportunity to serve due to medical conditions that prevented him from serving, and is a part of our group as an Associate, I’m sure he felt our mixed emotions and was very honored to be apart of what took place.

So, on behalf of the Founder/Chaplain of Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry, we want to thank this young family for their supporting us and God bless you, whoever you are.

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