Veterans Day Parade

Being in a parade

Is different than watching one.

Being the object of admiration

Is different than admiring.

It is unsettling to receive gratitude.

It feels good to show thankfulness.

It is comforting to

Honor a hero.

It is uncomfortable

To receive honors.

We are not good at receiving,

But better at honoring others.

I have met a few heroes.

Yet, none of them thought themselves brave.

To a man each thought,

The heroes were buried beneath their crosses.

Created 11/11/2018

This reflection was created while riding on the Auburn Solstice Senior Community bus

during the Veterans Day Parade on High Street. There were twelve veterans

from World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War on the bus. It was a small town

parade with the local high school band leading the way.

One response to “Veterans Day Parade

  1. Frank, beautiful and very moving.

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