Driver pays homage to veteran being buried

To the editor:

On a positive observance during these chaotic times, please look for the positive happenings that occur in the daily lives we lead. For an example, prior to conducting a veteran’s military funeral rites in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery of Searles, the New Ulm Area Comrades Honor Guard noticed a FedEx delivery truck safely slow down, stop and pull off Highway 15. The delivery person then got out of the truck, came to attention on the shoulder of the road, saluted toward the gravesite and our assembly, then returned to his vehicle and drove away.

In awe and disbelief, some of the comrades turned to each other and questioned what we had just witnessed.

This act of respect and honor by the delivery driver for a deceased veteran should be an inspiration and reminder to all of us to keep our faith in our fellow man and always look for the positive acts like that happen every day in our lives.

This incident will continue to inspire the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor in honoring our fallen U.S. military veterans and their families in the future, and we return the salute to this person whom showed this respect and honor.

Jerry Thompson

New Ulm

— Thompson is president of the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.


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