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June Pelo
30-07-08, 01:45
One Sunday morning, Pastor Kemppainen noticed little Toivo standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it.

Toivo had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood by the little boy and said quietly, "Good morning, Toivo."

"Good morning, Pastor," he replied, stilll focused on the plaque. "Pastor, what is that?" asked Toivo.

"Well, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service."

Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Toivo asked, his voice barely audible and trembling with fear: "Which service, the 9 or the 10:30?"