An Old Veteran with Red Paper Poppies.Submitted by Nonna on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 13:45
Yesterday was a beautiful day. There was a light drizzle, off and on, and the dampness made every bone in my body ache. With the pollen all over the place, I only wished my head would explode and put me out of my misery. I dragged myself to the supermarket to get some much needed items. As I hobbled from the car to the front of the supermarket, I noticed an old veteran in a white uniform and VFW hat on his head. He was sitting by the entrance, holding a white container and a red paper poppy. As I hobbled on closer to the entrance with, I'm sure, a scowl on my face, I saw a few people put money in the container and heard them thank him for his service. I wanted to barf. I was in such a foul mood, that when I heard that cliché I could only think to myself, “Don’t thank him for his service, when you won’t even bother to vote for Ron Paul to help him and all the other the veterans." As I got closer, I heard a middle aged woman tell the old veteran that he didn’t look well and she asked if he was tired. The old guy said he was very tired and not feeling well with all the dampness in the air. (He had my complete sympathy with that one.) She put in her donation, took a paper poppy from him and (ugh!) thanked him for his service.
After purchasing what I needed, I left the store and put my donation into the old veteran’s container. He did look old and really tired. I did not thank him for his service. No. Instead, when he thanked me, I told him “You’re welcome. Now vote for Ron Paul!”
Brace yourselves for what happened next.
The old veteran looked up at me in total shock and told me that Ron Paul had dropped out of the race! Well, you can imagine the lesson I gave him about the MSM and especially about Dr. Paul! I was nice about it, once I got over the shock of realizing we had an entire voting bloc thinking Dr. Paul had dropped out. He listened very carefully to what I was saying. Life came back into his eyes and he adamantly agreed with me on every single issue! He had no idea about the Veterans March on DC on Presidents Day. He had no clue about Dr. Paul’s positions on Social Security and the troops, much less on Ron Paul's position on veterans’ rightful benefits. I thought that old veteran was going to jump up out of the chair and start chanting, “President Paul! President Paul!” right then and there!
He told me the old, retired veterans hang out at the VFW Hall around 2 in the afternoon and that I could bring some campaign literature there for them to see. Imagine if every one of us did that when we see an old veteran with red paper poppies! Yes, yesterday was a beautiful day!
Edit: I forgot. Please help us get brochures and fliers out to all the VFW Hall in New Jersey: http://njlhq.chipin.com/nj-liberty-moneybomb