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Honor Flight veterans deserve more in D.C.

Letters to the Editor


What could be more insulting to a war veteran who arrived at Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight to be near the Vietnam Memorial and find it barricaded, closed, deliberately off limits to those whom it would mean the most? These former soldiers who gave so much of their lives, some who would always remember their buddies who never came home, tore down the barricade. Two hundred of them sat in rows and were photographed as if to say, “We pushed through the barricade. We did this many years ago. We can do it again.”

Too many places have been closed under the guise of the government shutdown with no valid reason. Were these shutdowns meant to intimidate, or show us Americans how little we are respected? Were they meant to save money? And when did our government ever care about saving money?

By the way, have any of President Obama’s favorite golf courses been shut down yet? Just wondering.

Luella Dow



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