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On Veteran’s Day, I was waiting on a customer and a gentleman came into the store and asked if we sold flag lapel pins. I said I was sorry that I did not have any and he asked if we knew where he might find one. We suggested a few places but he had already tried them to no avail.

He explained that his grandfather had just passed away and they were having the funeral that day. He was from Fallbrook but was at a trade show in Las Vegas and had just driven in for the funeral – his grandfather was a World War II vet. He forgot his flag pin in Las Vegas.

My customer asked what time the funeral was and he replied it was in 45 minutes. She said she had a flag pin at home and would be more than happy to go and get it for him, which she did.

He called her an angel, which she was, but he in turn was an angel. While she was gone, he paid for the several items she was going to purchase and wrote her a note of thanks. He waited outside for her so she had no idea what he did for her. It was a tearful moment for both of us when she came back in and found out her purchases were paid.

God bless you both and God bless the people of Fallbrook.

Marlene Ballard


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