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Letter: Thank the Servicemen and Women

Honor Servicemen and Women

To the Editor:

Dear Town Meeting moderators: Please consider honoring the men and women who have served and are serving our country in uniform by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices in defense of our nation.

Ask them to come forward or remain standing to lead the Town Meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. Give special thanks and recognition to our aging population of World War II veterans, and to the Korean and Vietnam era war vets, many of whom were never thanked when returning home.

Last year, a number of towns formally recognized their veterans and servicemen and women. We urge more towns to do so in 2014. A thank you for their service will make their day. We can’t thank them enough.

John O’Brien

Orford