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Patriotism

A nine year old boy, a second grader, gets his way, and will place flowers on all the graves of veterans at his local cemetery. He will remove them on the day after memorial Day. He didn’t like the idea that some veterans have flowers on their graves, while some don’t (only family members are normally allowed to place flowers on graves). The boy, Collin Kelly, said "I think it’s nice if they have something to remember them by, so they won’t seem that lonely."

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Dr. Schramm,
Thank you for this post. It is so encouraging to see such a young boy care so much for others and display such patriotism. It is very touching. I hope the cemetary board of trustees can see the bigger picture and no simply do things because "that is the way they are done" There are many soldiers currently in harms way that do not feel our gratitude on a personal level. For anyone reading this, please visit anysoldier.com and send correspondence and care packages as your heart and finances see fit.

"He didn’t like the idea that some veterans have flowers on their graves, while some don’t."

So, who’s going to correct this boy’s dangerous egalitarian impulses???

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