Taking Time to Remember

Prairie Kid checked his mailbox. In it, he received an invitation to attend an award ceremony on Remembrance Day for war veteran, Veteran Phil.

“I would love to go to the ceremony,” said Prairie Kid to Veteran Phil, on the phone. “However, I just can’t leave the ranch right now. I have so much to do.”

“Don’t worry,” said Veteran Phil. “I totally understand. I know ranching life is a 24/7 endeavour.”

“I am so glad you understand,” said Prairie Kid. “I want to give you my congratulations on your award. As the only war veteran character in Storyland, I want to tell you that you are very well respected and I consider you as my hero.”

“I thank you,” said Veteran Phil. “But, I’m no hero.”

“Oh but you are a hero,” said Prairie Kid.

Veteran Phil laughed.

On Remembrance Day, Prairie Kid was taking his tractor from one field across to the next. At precisely 11 am, he shut down the tractor, stepped down, took off his cap and stood for two minutes in silence remembering what Veteran Phil did for Storyland when he fought in the war all those years ago.

“Always take time to remember,” said Prairie Kid, when his ranch hand, Steve asked him what he was doing.


Moral of this Story:

  • Take time to remember our veterans.
  • Example: Prairie Kid couldn’t make it to Veteran Phil’s award ceremony but he still took the time to remember.

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