Here’s your daily dose of bittersweetness:
You may remember the story of Myles Eckert, the Toledo, Ohio, 8-year-old (at the time of Steve Hartman’s story) who found $20 and gave it to a soldier eating at a Cracker Barrel because he reminded Myles of his father, who was killed in Iraq five weeks after Myles was born.
Now, Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships to the children of members of the military who are killed or disabled while serving, is telling the story of the rest of the family.
When the CBS story ran two years ago, people donated thousands of dollars to the family. Tiffany Eckert said all of it should instead go to charities that support military families.