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A Teacher Showed Her Class a Memorial Day Video, One Student’s Response Left Her Speechless

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Emily Rose Fontana, whose father is a Vietnam vet, showed a video to her first grade class which highlighted what Memorial Day is all about. Here’s what she said about one of her students:

“Not only am I the daughter of an amazing Veteran, but I am a teacher for an elementary school in Charlotte, NC. I teach 1st grade and love my kids more than anything.

Teaching is my passion and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I was teaching a mini lesson on Memorial Day today and showed my babies a 10 minute video about the meaning! I had to take this picture because I was lost for words. This little special angel sat saluting the screen for the entire 10 min while tears rolled down his face.

I will remember this day for a long long time. It shows how small a child can be and have one of the biggessstttt hearts I have ever witnessed. This picture needs to go viral and put on the Ellen show for Memorial Day. Everyone please share. God bless”

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Triston Young’s father was proud of what he saw in the photo:

“It was really touching when I saw it, and knowing that he was understanding an extra day off from school – that it wasn’t just for fun.”

Both of Tristan’s grandfathers served our nation.

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