Veterans Day parade honors those who served: Letters

Alicia Farmer
November 10, 2017

Due to the potential for bad weather, this year's Veterans Day ceremony has been moved indoors to Turner Hall at 301 S. Fourth St.

The parade also will honor former Army Air Force navigator Jack Cramer, one of those featured in the Pamplin Media Group's Veterans Day special section and Thursday's Portland Tribune.

Texas Lutheran University Freshman Experience Honors students are hosting the 5th annual Dash for Disabled Vets at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Starcke Park Pecan Bottom Trails.

This year's Honorary Grand Marshal is Wini Carter. No matter your thoughts about USA entanglements overseas, it's important to keep those soldiers in mind today, Saturday and going forward. Checks should be made payable to Fremont Avenue of Flags, in care of Veterans Park. In the metro area, an unauthorized waiting list for psychotherapy appointments at Omaha's VA hospital delayed care for 87 veterans this year and led to the departures of two employees, The World-Herald reported in late October. He ended the war as a sergeant major. She grew up on welfare in NY.

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Communities across America will hold parades and solemn ceremonies honoring servicemen and women. He also was active in many veterans organizations.

At 71 she returned to school and at 78 received a bachelor's degree in English from Cal State Dominguez.

As another Veterans Day approaches, we credit southwest Iowa for its dedication to military members and offer a "thank you" to all that serve.

South Street, from De Forest Avenue to Elm Street; South Street, from Elm Street to Atlantic Avenue; Atlantic Avenue, from 56th to Villa Park streets; and Harding Street, from Myrtle to Atlantic avenues, will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. until about 3:30 p.m.

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