To the editor:
Way to go Dorothy … I had the privilege to attend the same church with Dorothy Poole for several years. She is one great lady! I really enjoy her letters to the editor. And it is so good to find her still writing and equally great to see I still agree with her.
You know that when you begin to get letters from these “old women,” our city is in trouble. But here we are still writing … speaking about our flag is very near and dear to my heart.
I live with a World War II veteran and some of the problems of health are still with him today. But that only makes him prouder that he was able to serve. We have a son who retired from the Navy. I am sending along a story that tells it like it is. Folks, our children today are not being taught what the sacrifices of war are. Going into service is something expected by most of our young men. As I have said many times, our young men go into service as teenagers and return as grown men, with experiences they will never forget, some of them coming home, of course, in a casket.
We want our young men to know that America stands behind them and that we are proud of each of them that give up their freedom to fight for ours. I know several families that have sent their sons to Iraq and the emptiness that is left in the home. We are all praying that each one of them can return home and enjoy the freedom that they give to all of us with their service.
I love to cook and as I am preparing a meal I often think, “I wish our boys had some of this.” Maybe it won’t be too long before we will be free of war. But, friends, as you look at our flag, please stop and think of the many years, the many conflicts, the many lives that have stood and fought for this flag — the red, white and blue — how do you feel? I love placing my hand over my heart and saying the Pledge to the flag, my flag, my country, then being able to sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” God Bless America and stand with my countrymen and shed a few tears.
My greatest possession is to know that I am a citizen of this country, and no one can take that away from me. This is my country, my flag, and my right to speak to you….
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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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