One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up and stood beside the boy.

“Pastor, what is this,” said Alex still focused on the plaque. The pastor replied, “Well son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.” Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the plaque. Finally, little Alex, barely audible and trembling with fear asked, “Which service, the 8:30 or the 10:45?”

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