Timothy Adams had no intention of letting go of the shadow box he was carrying.
Adams, a fifth grader at Bainbridge Elementary School, was with his sister, Becky, who is a second grader, and his grandfather Vietnam and U.S. Army Veteran, James Kimble. Kimble was visiting the school for the annual Veterans Day celebration last week and brought his medals, including his Purple Heart, along. Kimble said that Veterans Day brings back a flood of memories for him. "I go to the wall (Vietnam Veterans Memorial). Those guys there are forever young. They are all 18-20," Kimble said.