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Letter: Too Casual for the Occasion

To the Editor:

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., honors no one in the photograph accompanying your Nov. 4 front-page story headlined “Honoring Their Sacrifice” by walking through an honor guard with his hands in his pockets, especially at an event where he was invited to pay tribute to those who served our country with honor and distinction. Get with it, congressman. Your constituents deserve better, and so do our veterans, as you so noted.

Susan M. Sorensen



Honoring Their Sacrifice: Welch Pays Tribute to Vietnam Veterans at VA, Slams NSA

Sunday, November 3, 2013

White River Junction — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said on Sunday that he was “outraged” by last week’s revelation that the National Security Agency had secretly collected information from data centers operated by Google and Yahoo. “This is a rogue organization,” Welch, D-Vt., said of the NSA while standing in the lobby of the White River Junction VA. “It’s long …