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One day in 1943 thousands of soldiers were preparing to leave for Europe. The Army, the Navy, and the Marines were preparing to load on the ships. The General decided to have a huge parade through New York City to seek prayer and honor for the men. Many of these brave men would never return home.

A little old lady was sweeping off her sidewalk, and she heard the commotion of the crowd. She looked up to hear the cadence of the soldiers.

She stood at attention and watched as the men marched by her. She cried and put her shoulders back as she saw the red, white, and blue flag go by. After a few minutes the old lady put her broom stick on her shoulder and started marching alongside of the troops.

Someone yelled out of the crowd: OLD LADY! OLD LADY GET OUT OF THE WAY! WHAT CAN YOU DO OLD LADY?

The old lady yelled back with pride: I CAN SHOW ON WHOSE SIDE I AM! She kept on marching!

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