Letter to the Editor – A big thank you to a little boy


American FlagTo the Editor:

I always wear my veteran’s hat proudly. The other day I was shopping at Price Chopper in Marlborough. I was approached by a mother and her little boy of 6 or 7 years old. The mother told me her son had a dollar bill curled up in his hand. He had been carrying it all week looking for a veteran to give it to.

I asked the boy his name. “Bryce,” he said. I wrote his name on the dollar bill and put it in my pocket. I told him “Now I will never be broke” and thanked him. He replied, “Thank you for your service.” I choked up with emotion. I wanted to shake his hand, but with the virus this couldn’t be done.

We all wear masks these days, so I have no way of knowing who they are or what they look like, but I would like to thank his mother for bringing up a fine young, polite boy who will go a long way in life, with his generosity.


With respect,

Paul A. Rodier

85-year-old Korean veteran