Amid the stories of politicians, conventions, mall shootings, theater shootings, and so many others that tend to make daily living something to endure rather than something to enjoy, it's nice to be able to share a story like this one.
I saw the it on Facebook and before sharing it, I decided to see what Snopes had to say about it.
You should read the original and the Snopes background.
Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me.
Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. as
Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell this Marine how proud he makes me to be an American. God ... I do so love this country.
~~Lori Boxer for The Blacksphere
The Snopes story.