I was feeling low one Sunday morning, so I decided to do something I rarely do. I put on my “Vietnam Veteran” cap purchased at the Vietnam Memorial during a visit in Washington, D.C., with a couple of my veteran buddies.
The reason I say I rarely do it is because I'm not the type to wear my service as a Marine on my sleeve. This time, I just needed to feel good about myself. So I decided to have menudo at Bobby Salazar’s in Clovis. The menudo was great and so was the service. After I finished, I asked for the bill, the waiter said it’s been taken care of. When I asked by whom, he said they wanted to remain anonymous.
I can’t express the feeling that came over me. That made this old Marine’s day. Regardless of what some right-wing wacko may say, this is a great country. I thank so much whoever paid my bill. Let’s continue to support our veterans, remember our fallen heroes, appreciate our POWs and hope that all our MIAs come home soon
Ralph Leal, Sanger