Heartbreaking Human Interest Story: An unidentified serviceman from West Michigan, who was wounded in action while serving in Afghanistan, was forced to sell his Purple Heart to a pawn shop in order to make ends meet.
"He was falling on hard times," said A-Z Outlet owner Bryan VandenBosch. "He said the same
Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: In honor of Veterans Day Weekend and Military Appreciation Month, the Boston Bruins invite the parents of Lt. Charles Jacobs, currently serving his country in Afghanistan with the 182nd Infantry, to perform the ceremonial puck drop.
I won't ruin what happens next, but, suffice it to say, I didn't call this "Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day" for nothing.
Another Reality Check of the Day: The other big story today is the one about the Army soldiers returning from Afghanistan who say Delta unfairly forced them to pay $200 each ($2800 in all) to check a fourth bag (Delta allows members of the military to check up to three bags for free).