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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
I received my wristband in my ABSC 100 class as a challenge to get the AC4P movement started in Lawrence, Kansas at the Universtiy of Kansas. Here is my story. When I went to Okinawa over thanksgiving break to visit my boyfriend, I had a very long 15 hours of traveling. I made 2 stops, 1 in Seattle and another in Tokyo which was pretty neat to see for the first time! Being on the other side of the globe, where English was not the spoken language, my encounter was extremely hard to explain to the man I gave my bracelet to. In the airport in Tokyo, I watched as a young man shook the hand of an American Military member and walked over to hand my bracelet which has been sitting at the bottom of my backpack since I have gotten it. The young man did not speak English so I had to reenact why I was giving this to him and after a few minutes of laughing at each other and nodding heads, we went our separate ways. Reflecting on this experience, I am not confident this individual will pay it forward because of communication complications but I did feel good about pointing out his kind action of thanking a service member.