T-shirts prompt wonderful response

By Trent, Misty, Bryson, and Blake Morrow | Published Saturday, May 3, 2014

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My seventh grade son is a member of the Bridgeport Middle School Student council. The Student Council started a program where on Fridays everyone wears R.E.D. shirts – which stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.

BISD students and staff have really embraced the program. This brings me to the reason for my letter.

My seventh grader and I were wearing our R.E.D. shirts last Friday when our family ate at Frilly’s in Decatur for dinner. During dinner I noticed two young gentleman eating at a table next to ours. After they left, the waitress came to us with money and a note from them. They wanted to pay for our dinner.

My husband and I were baffled. The note read, “Thank you for supporting us and our brothers deployed.”

My family was so moved by the gesture that I teared up. What a sweet act of kindness from perfect strangers all because we wore a shirt to show our support.

Because of them, my children learned an important lesson: that even little things you do can mean so much to someone else. We will wear our R.E.D. shirts with a little more pride now.

I just want those gentlemen to know we are so grateful and appreciative for what they do for us and our country every day. They sacrifice so much for us and receive so little.

It would be a honor if our boys grew up to be good men like them. I hope they see this letter and look us up. We would love to buy them dinner and, more importantly, thank them in person for their sacrifice.

Trent, Misty, Bryson, and Blake Morrow

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