Gold Star Kid
8 year old Myles Eckert has a heart of gold and is a Gold Star Kid. Myles was only 5 weeks old when his father, Army Sergeant Andy Eckert gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Iraq. All Myles has of his father is mementos, other people’s memories and his imagination.
“Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad”
On Feb 7, 2014, Myles was entering a local restaurant when he found a treasure. A 20 dollar bill lying on the ground. As he entered, his eyes rested upon another man in uniform who reminded him of his dad. He sat down and wrote a heartfelt note to that soldier as a gift along with the $20. This simple act of kindness and honor has inspired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Dailey with a new lifetime direction of giving. Lt. Col. Dailey reads this note everyday.
Pay It Forward
“Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. ~ Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.”