Archbold, OH

Remember Military Members

In the last issue of this newspaper it was an honor to report on the veterans who visited the World War II Memorial in Washington. On a sunny day’s visit to our nation’s capital, the men also visited several veterans memorials.

Every day the number of living American WWII veterans declines.

For the vets who visited Washington, Saturday, May 3, it was an emotional journey. They heard strangers say, “Thank you for what you did for us.”

People struggled with tears as they thanked the vets. The veterans found the trip an emotional experience.

It was a most unusual trip for members of America’s Greatest Generation. Modest as the veterans are, they deserve the thanks of their country every hour of every day.

Americans have freedoms that millions of others around the world only dream about. The sacrifices of thousands of lives in World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq have protected our freedoms.

In fivedays we have the opportunity to honor our living and deceased military members.

Wouldn’t it be a great thing to attend a Memorial Day service, Monday, May 26. Programs are planned in Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners.

Your presence is an honor to our veterans who willingly served this great nation. The vets protected our freedoms in the past; it is now the assignment of a new generation.

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