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A special Veteran’s Day

Dear Editor:There was something special about this Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony, perhaps the realization of these perilous times and the costs of freedom. It would be my fondest wish to never have the need for another ceremony to a recently fallen soldier. Until that day, it is my duty and obligation to honor, remember, and never forget those who have given their lives in the line of duty. It is also my obligation to support and comfort the living veterans and all those touched by war.I was delighted that we, the community, honored the “Cold War Veterans” for their duty and sacrifices. It was long overdue; THANK YOU and WELCOME HOME.My thanks go to Father McNab for his words of comfort and faith; to Jeannie Walla for her lovely singing, to the Brownies of Troops #257, #347, and #348 for their participation in the ceremony. Thanks to Anne and Nancy for the “details.” I thank the Elks Lodge for their support to the veterans and to the community.I missed seeing Claire Sanderson and Rich Buesch there, but I know they were standing side by side and watching from above.I’m hoping the community appreciates and understands the award from the Special Operations, combined Recon Group Committee. This award, to one of our own, Rich Buesch, is what the “Band of Brothers” is all about. Rick’s death touched them deeply and this award is their tribute to a fallen soldier.A particular thanks to those individuals who spoke at the ceremony, remembering fallen friends or loved ones. Your words made the ceremony very special.My heartfelt thanks to everyone.Dan GliddenBasalt


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