Veterans deserve our utmost respect--and for one kind-hearted nurse at a busy New Hampshire hospital, that meant taking time out of her workday to conduct, of all things, a special parade.
Last Wednesday, nurse Carly Tiches was talking to her patient, World War II veteran Alexander Peters, who was anxious to get out of the hospital because he wanted to make it to the local Veterans Day parade. When she and the other nurses realized he'd never be out in time, they decided to bring the holiday to him: They decked the halls in all things red, white, and blue, and--while other patients and hospital staff looked on--Tiches even marched with him down the hallway to a soundtrack of patriotic music.
"The most magical moment was when he started singing 'The Star Spangled Banner' and we all stopped and listened and we were all crying," Tiches told WMUR. "I really think it meant a lot to him. He started tearing up when we were all singing with him. We couldn't have honored him in any other way."
Watch the emotional clip here.