Veterans touched by letter

To the editor,

In gratitude: In your Nov. 19 issue, you published a letter sent by Jackie Griffith of Anna. I can't begin to tell you how this letter touched me and my comrades who served in the military.

As I read and shared this letter with other members of the VFW, my heart was filled with pride for our young people.

To think that a young person would appreciate such things as the loneliness, suffering and other hardships that our men and women in arms endured and continue to endure on a daily basis gives me new respect for our younger citizens.

We veterans don't think we deserve any glory or special thanks; we just need to know that our service to our country was/is appreciated.

We see this appreciation when we observe our fellow countrymen standing with their hands over their hearts or saluting as the national colors pass by, or by a citizen approaching a member of the armed forces and shaking his/her hand.

We as citizens have the right to disagree with the way our country is being run, but we also have the duty to be active in our citizenship.

Thank you Ms. Griffith. Your letter is posted on a bulletin board at VFW Post 3455 in Anna for all to read. We salute you.

Signed, Mike Tweedy, service officer, for members of VFW Carroll P. Foster Post 3455

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