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Letter to the WCP Editor – 3.29.12

Letter to the WCP Editor – 3.29.12

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 7:00 pm

To the Editor,
Recently, I was vividly reminded of how much our veterans have sacrificed for our country. I met another veteran the other day.
I won’t go into detail, but the toll on the life of this particular veteran was obvious. Over the years, I’ve crossed paths with several veterans. Each one has a story … some proudly (in a good sense) rehearse it for the next generation … some (out of humility) do not unless prodded by some loved one or friend … and some simply decline for reasons known only to them (and that’s OK, too).
Whenever a veteran has been willing to repeat his story to me, I’ve sat spellbound, listening and learning. Each story is unique, yet the same.
Within each veteran’s account of his service time overseas, the vivid reality that America has been a good nation shines bright.
These men and women have fought to keep us free. I just want to say thank you to our veterans here in Weakley County. My family can live as we do because of your sacrifice.
Being privileged to attend school for two years next to the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, I was daily reminded of the sacrifice made for my freedom.
Having stood at Arlington, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Vietnam Memorial and other such places, I can only say that I’ve been overwhelmed at the cost of freedom. T
Thank you to those who’ve served, those who’ve fought, and those who’ve died for the freedom I now enjoy. May the One who paid the price for our spiritual freedom send a blessing your way today.
Michael Gilbert

WCP 3.29.12


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