Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors 89-year old Veteran David W. Eaton, his love story and the stranger who showed him kindness.  David and his wife Babette were married for years until dementia and other health issues took her from David. For over a decade, David never took his precious wedding ring off until a series of cancer treatments caused weight loss and the ring fell off one day, never to be seen again. David was grief stricken once again at the loss of his ring and reported it to the police.  The officer could tell how important it was to David so he went above and beyond to track down the original jeweler who recreated David’s ring exactly.  David said it looked like the same ring.  The gesture left him speechless.  To the officer and the jeweler, thank you for your kindness, and David, thank you for your service.

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