2016-11-16 / Opinion

Letters To The Editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton won the popular vote by 573,650 votes.

In reality, those 573,650 votes did not count.

But it is good to know that the majority of Americans were not sucked in by the cons of a conman.

The celebrity apprentice of all celebrity apprentices actually lost in the hearts and minds of the majority of Americans.

Every incompetent act he perpetrates will not reflect the will of the American people. It will reflect only on himself and on those who voted for him.

Unfortunately, his supporters have forced our precious country to be photobombed into all his future selfies. Not My President.

Sarah Maxwell

Archbold

As I’ve said before, “Well, they’ve done it again.”

The eighth grade students and staff at Archbold Middle School honored veterans by holding a Veteran’s Day program on Friday, Nov. 11.

The colors were advanced by a sharp-looking Color Guard from BLW Post 311 of the American Legion. The Star Spangled Banner was sung beautifully by a very talented young lady, and that was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Bryan Miller gave an interesting talk on the meaning of the day and the importance of the events of history leading to it.

This was followed by various students reading “service biographies” written about the assembled veterans. The reports gave some of the highlights and details of their service, including rank, and date and place of service. Veterans who didn’t receive questionnaires told of their service and names of men who died in service were read by Mr. Miller.

Taps were sounded by a trumpeter, and the colors retired. A group picture was taken, and the veterans were invited to the cafeteria, which had been patriotically decorated, for breakfast prepared by the students, (with help from the staff.)

This recognition of those who served our great country, whether in the USA or some hot or cold far-off foreign land, was certainly appreciated by everyone.

Let us hope this tradition is continued, and perhaps even broadened, in the future.

We veterans appreciate your acknowledgement of our service.

Ben Young

Archbold

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