Care packages a vital part of hope
To The Editor:
You're correct Mrs. Richard. I am very proud to serve our new veterans, both home and abroad.
We are very pleased and honored to serve those that now defend the American way. I, for one, served our country for two years in the Republic of Vietnam, the war that people dislike to remember. No one knows the feelings of a veteran anymore than the ones that served in any war.
Our folks worried each day wondering when that call or the visit of the military would come knocking. So, yes, knowing how my parents felt still makes me proud that I served my country.
Care packages are a vital part of hope on coming home to our families, the love and understanding in each package means no one has forgotten.
Yes, you're correct and I applaud you for all that you do to keep the fires lit for our soldiers, rather your own or someone else child that puts on the uniform.
The Ladies Auxiliary does fine work and will continue so long as there are wars. But we must remember we all hope that a time will come when (war) is a thing we remember but don't do.
We need the Legion family to pull together and work even harder keeping the honor going when our young come home.
On a positive note, I do hope to see all of the American Legions grow and remain the biggest veterans organization in the free world.
We also need to direct ourselves in keeping our Legion Post up to date and strong for those soldiers when they do come home.
Edward J. Ellis,
District 5 Service Officer