To the editor:
To the people of Greenville…
Adlai Stevenson once said, “patriotism is not a short, frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
This July 4th marks the 237th year since the founding of the greatest nation in the world, the United States of America. Over the course of those two centuries, we have remained free citizens of the greatest nation because of the many sacrifices that have been, and continue to be made by the men and women of our armed forces.
They more than anyone else have exhibited a tranquil and steady dedication to preserving our freedoms. Serving as an active duty soldier since being called up in March to Fort Hood, I see the sacrifices and dedication every day, and I am profoundly grateful for the commitment and service of each of our country’s military members, both past and present. It is an honor to be one of them.
I am just as honored to serve as the Greenville City Council member from Place 3 since being elected by the people in 2011. It is truly a privilege to serve as your representative, and I thank you for the trust you have placed in me.
May all of you have a safe and happy Fourth of July. May God continue to bless our United States of America and Greenville, Texas.
Member Greenville City Council, Place 3
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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