Little Alex


One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex was
staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church.  It was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

The seven year old had been staring at the plaque for some time,
so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning, Alex."

"Good morning pastor," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque.

"Pastor, what is this?" Alex asked.
"Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who
died in the service."
Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.

Little Alex's voice was barely audible when he asked, "Which
service, the 9:45 or the 11:15?"



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