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November 29, 2008

Thank you to Scout troop

Congratulations to Troop 162 of the Boy Scouts of America who provided us with an excellent reminder of patriotism on Veterans Day with the demonstration of the 800 American flags near Johnson Drive and I-35.

It matters not as a veteran whether your service was World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm or Iraq. Veterans surrendered a part of their lives so that you and I might live in a free land and where we can worship in the manner of our choice.

We all should remember that freedom is not free, and it appears to me that veterans are the ones who have paid the price for our freedom.

A classic reminder of the service provided by veterans was the flag demonstration. We all owe the scout troop a thank you for their timely reminder.

Benton T. Munday

Prairie Village

Comments

Ruskin (Fence) and Misery (Campus)

The true patriot would have held an anti war protest ........

viet-vet1970

"Veterans surrendered a part of their lives so that you and I might live in a free land and where we can worship in the manner of our choice."

Not really. I actually spent a year fighting to prop up a corrupt, Catholic-dominated dictatorship in Vietnam that collapsed soon after we stopped feeding them with guns and money.

 
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