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Letter to the editor: Thank you for your service

To the editor:
Just say “thank you for your service.”
As we approach this holiday season, many of you will be traveling. May I suggest you consider visiting Washington, D.C. and the World War II Memorial. Just stand in front of the Great Wall with more than 400,000 stars and realize that each of those stars represent a life given to protect all the freedoms we have in this great country today.
Next, be sure you visit the Vietnam Memorial, which is close by. Observe all the thousands and thousands of names etched in the slab of black marble. Each of those names represents a young life given to help preserve this great country we enjoy.
Before you leave, be sure to go to Arlington Cemetery. See all the acres and acres of white marble crosses, with each representing a life given in service to our nation.
As we approach this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we want to give a special thanks to all of our veterans. Fly your flag as you go about your daily activities. If you meet a veteran, just pause and say “thank you for your service,” just to let them know we have not forgotten.
John Caudle
Farmingon