If you've read any of my previous posts here, you know that veterans hold a very special place in my heart. My late father was a WWII veteran, several friends served in Vietnam, and my brother-in-law Tim is an Iraq War veteran. I believe those who fought for our freedom deserve our utmost respect and loyalty.

For those who feel the same way, we are NOT alone. Offered as an example is the story of 95 year-old WWII veteran Joe Bell. The Postgame.com has details:

The 408K Race in San Jose is already an inspiring event. The annual 8-kilometer run benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation, which funds scholarships for military veterans. This year, runners made it all the more memorable with a spontaneous tribute to a 95-year-old World War II veteran who had come out in his full uniform to cheer them.

Joe Bell, in full uniform, dragged a chair out to the sidewalk so he could applaud and shout encouragement to all the runners as they passed his house. What happened next was a beautiful thing. Take a look.

Love his smile. Love all the people calling him "sir," and saying thanks. What a great moment for all of them.