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Veteran meets teen who gave him letter at Veterans Day parade

'Never forget: you are my hero'
Posted: 8:09 PM, Nov 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 17:23:58-05
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UPDATE NOV. 25: A Las Vegas valley veteran got his wish and was able to meet the teenager who gave him a touching letter at the local Veterans Day parade. FULL STORY

ORIGINAL STORY
A Las Vegas valley veteran and his family are searching for the 15-year-old girl who gave him a touching letter during the Veterans Day parade on Monday.

Tom Cittadino was marching in the parade when the teen handed the letter to him.

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The letter, signed Carly, calls the veteran her hero, saying in part, "You truly are so brave in all you do... You can always find light through the darkness -- even on worst days. Never forget: you are my hero."

Cittadino and his family say they hope someone can help him connect with Carly to say thank you.

The full letter reads:

Dear Veteran,

I will never fully understand what you went through but I do recognize, appreciate, and honor each and every sacrifice you made for our country. You truly are so brave in all you do. Your hard work helps me and my family live a safe life. Find something beautiful in your life everyday. You can always find light through the darkness -- even on worst days. Never forget: you are my hero.

Love, Carly (age 15)
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Tom Cittadino recieved a letter on Nov. 11 from a teen named Carly while marching in the Las Vegas Veterans Day parade.

PHOTOS: Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade | 2019

A family member tells 13 Action News the teen was spotted handing out letters to several veterans at the parade.

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