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People’s column

Give thanks today for veterans

Editor, OBSERVER:

Too often we go through our days thinking of the next item on our “to do” lists, but today, I hope you will join me in taking a few minutes to honor our Veterans.

This day is a day for each of us to remember, thank and honor all of our military men and women who have served honorably in the various branches of the armed forces, and often under trying conditions. It is due to their willingness to serve, and their commitment to protecting our freedom, that we are able to live our lives in a country free from tyranny and oppression.

Please join me in paying our deepest respect and appreciation to these honorable men and women, and remember to thank them for their service to our country!

To all veterans everywhere, and especially to those living in the city of Dunkirk, thank you.

MAYOR WILFRED ROSAS,

Dunkirk

Symbol of ‘horror’ display a disgrace

Editor, OBSERVER:

On this Veterans’ Day I would like to apologize to all of our World War II veterans for the display of the Nazi flag at 11878 Hanover Road.

Please know that this symbol of the human horror they fought against does not reflect the opinions of the residents and leaders who must live with it in their midst. Or does it? To our elected leaders in the town, county, and state, who all know about the display in Silver Creek, I quote Robert F. Kennedy: “Every time we turn our heads the other way, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”

CATHY KAICHER,

Forestville

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