Remember the veterans

October 26, 2011

Question: How do you, everyday citizen, appreciate what a veteran has done for you? You may say that you fly the flag on the correct days, and you donate whenever you see veterans at businesses seeking a donation from you to help their cause. Please say you do more!

How many stand every time the flag comes marching by in a parade? I’ve witnessed many of the people where I’m watching a parade ignore it when it comes by. But I’ve seen a person in a wheelchair stand and cover their heart. If you truly want to do more but don’t know exactly what more you can do, you could sit down with a veteran and just listen to him tell you about his war experiences. Or just TAKE the time to sit down and listen to him or her. Yes, more women are becoming veterans. How about this! Buy a ticket to the Veterans’ Day Dinner Banquet, and enjoy the company of the veteran, the program that many people have worked (volunteered many hours) to bring a program for the veterans. This nice place to enjoy all of this is at Cliffbreakers. It will take place on Friday, Nov. 4, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. We have brought a speaker that should be enjoyable to listen to. He is a Navy captain, who is also a lawyer who was stationed at Guantanamo, Cuba, and he was there when the 9/11 terrorists were brought there for safekeeping until a trial could be arranged. If you like turkey, then you will like the dinner. Respect a veteran and buy a ticket to go to this event. Contact Scott Lewandowski at Memorial Hall for tickets. Thank you.

Steve Tolodxi,
co-chairman
Rockford

From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2011, issue

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