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Honoring our Veteran’s on Memorial Day

While the media’s attention is focused on the Veterans Association’s Special Lists, I ask that the citizens’ remember to place the blame squarely where it belongs…on the bureaucrats running the VA Hospital’s and staff.  This Administration has a long history of dragging its feet to provide the promised benefits to our veterans. Some time ago the complaint was on shabby hospital facilities and staffing? Has that issue been dealt with? It’s time to demand that the folks who run the VA program to cleanup their own backyard and treat our Vet’s with the respect and dignity befitting those who have dedicated their lives to protect our Country. Now that I’ve got that rant off of my chest, please take a moment to read about the history of the “Memorial Day Holiday.” Where it took root and how to nurture and honor its intent. ~ Kris Halterman President’s Proclamation 2004 Here, you can read the proclamation and the prayer for peace rendered by the President of the United States of America on Memorial Day’s Eve, last year. “For more than two centuries, Americans have been called to defend the founding ideals of our democracy. On Memorial Day, a grateful Nation remembers …

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Howling Fourth of July Celebration Unlike Any Other

Last Thursday was a special day for Laddie Newport; it was his 14th birthday and the 4th of July.  Since Laddie, is the doggie-child to Suda Newport, she wanted to make it a special day for both of them.  Suda, invited close friends and their doggie-children, to their lovely home for friendship and merriment.  At the time of this publication, we have not heard if there were any growls of too much noise, but a howling time was had by all! Photo taken by Laurine Keyes (who attended with a photo of her doggie-child, Jake). Back row: MaryKay and Chica, Kathy and Mya, Harriet and Rusty, Patty and Scout, and Jane and Kaylee (not in the photo).  Front Row: Suda and Laddie, and Pat and Missy-Snow. (If you have a community interest story you’d like to share, please email it to: sml.libertyroad@gmail.com

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