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Letter: Stand up for veteran respect

I recently had a serious conversation with a veteran at the Snowmass Village Recreational Center about respect for the flag of the United States, the Pledge of Allegiance and veteran medical-care service problems.

We agreed the U.S. flag must be respected and the U.S. Flag Code across the board must be followed at all times.

We agreed the Pledge of Allegiance must be done at all school board, City Council, Town Council and county commissioner meetings.

We agreed all levels of government officials and government employees and especially all privately practicing medical doctors must be willing to take care of veterans’ medical and treatment needs by enthusiastically and effectively cooperating with Veterans Affairs.

Therefore, I request that all patriotic American veterans attend and monitor all school board, City Council, Town Council, county commissioner and local government-supported hospital board meetings in Pitkin County, the Roaring Fork Valley, Garfield County and the Interstate 70 corridor.

Make certain the U.S. and you get respect at home. Stand up for respect for the U.S. Constitution and the flag of the United States.

In October, I personally met with Aspen Skiing Co. CEO and President Mike Kaplan and Chief Operating Officer David Perry. One of the things I championed with them was to hire U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division veterans. The 10th Mountain Division troops are the ones mainly on the ground fighting in the Obama wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

All patriotic U.S. veterans, listen up! Stop your local chimps from making you look like chumps! Get busy! Constantly sit in on your local government meetings. Watch and set your noticeable local chimps straight.

Emzy Veazy III

Burbank, California, and Aspen

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