A Hero’s Tribute

“Hillbilly Bob,” said Veteran Phil, on the phone. “It is nice of you to call.”

“I wanted to let you know that I won’t be able to make it to the award ceremony for you on Remembrance Day. I have to take care of my mother. She has been quite sick with the flu.”

“Oh dear,” said Veteran Phil. “I understand and I hope your mother gets better quickly.”

“I am also wondering if you received the package I sent you,” said Hillbilly Bob.

“Just before you called,” said Veteran Phil. “Mary told me a package arrived.”

“Oh good,” said Hillbilly Bob. “It is just something I made for you.”

“I thank you,” said Veteran Phil.

“I just wanted to do something for my hero,” said Hillbilly Bob.

“I’m no hero,” said Veteran Phil.

“I thought you would say that,” said Hillbilly Bob.

Veteran Phil opened the package once he got off the phone with Hillbilly Bob. He was shocked and overwhelmed at what he saw.

“Mary,” called Veteran Phil to his wife, who was in the kitchen. “Come see this.”

Tears poured down Veteran Phil’s face. Hillbilly Bob made Veteran Phil a handmade wooden bench. On the seat of the bench Hillbilly Bob painted a sea of red poppies and on the back he had engraved “I’m no hero!”

“Oh my!” Mary cried when she saw it. “What a beautiful bench!”

“It is indeed,” said Veteran Phil.

Veteran Phil called Hillbilly Bob and he thanked him from the bottom of his heart.

“You are my hero,” said Veteran Phil, tears running down his face.

“I’m no hero,” said Hillbilly Bob. “You are!”


Moral of this Story:

  • It is good to pay tribute to our veterans.
  • Example: Hillbilly Bob made a bench as a tribute for Veteran Phil.

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