A Letter to the Editor in the Sept. 18 issue:
To The Editor:
I wonder how many people in our town have actually stopped by and looked at the new veterans’ memorial built this summer in Memorial Park? My husband and I stopped by there the other day we had some extra time to pass and thought that would be a nice thing to see. Well, there are no words really to tell you the pride I felt in not only being an American, but how great it felt to be part of Tomahawk and Lincoln County. The sacrifice made by our local people is overwhelming, the pride it gave us in knowing so very many of our friends as well as the other people, and knowing what they have sacrificed to keep us here safe and sound. I plan on getting a block for my husband as well as for my brother as they both gave of themselves also. My husband served two years in Germany during a time of very high stress and has medals he is very proud of. My brother was not only wounded twice in Korea, but received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star along with many other medals.
I think this is just the greatest thing anyone can do to honor their family member forever.
I did surprise me, however, how many businesses have forgotten their veterans, there are no blocks from so many of our industrial leaders, and I congratulate the ones who have sponsored blocks to show their pride in name and country. They need not name every veteran in their employ, but they should at least show them respect and honor. I also want to say what a terrific job the ones who planned and gave of their time to build this beautiful monument.
On this day of remembrance of 9/11, I can’t think of a more special place to visit.
We live in a pretty great place.