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Thank you for helping me stand

 
June 5, 2023

I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to an old friend who caught my arm as I struggled to my feet Saturday for the Bonners Ferry High School Band's excellent rendition of the National Anthem at the Class of 2023 graduation.

He stood just behind me and to my left, and I was unable to see him as I was focusing on staying upright and facing the flag, hand over heart, until the last note faded.

He stood with me, holding his left hand over his heart. I said "thank you," but it wasn't until I was back in my chair and able to turn as he was walking away that I recognized that it was Jimmy Ball who helped me remain upright.

I am truly grateful.
Mike Weland
Publisher
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