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posted: 2/25/2014 12:01 AM

Stop to thank our service people

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Just a thought. Next time you're in your local supermarket, hardware store, department store, gas station or restaurant and you see any soldiers in uniform or veterans wearing hats showing what conflict they were in, take the time to walk over and shake their hand, pat them on the back and thank them for their service.

No matter if you agree or disagree with where they were or what conflict they were in, they were laying their lies on the lines for our freedom. Thank them for the sacrifice they and their families have made so we are free.

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You know that a great man once said, "No country has given as much of its food, as much or its money and as many of its sons for the well-being of others around the world as the United States of America."

Also, the next time you are at a local sporting event when they play the national anthem, when you stand and face the flag, instead of standing with your hands in front of you or behind your back, try placing it over your heart.

Tom Rife

Elgin

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