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Thanks for making military banners a success in borough: Letter to the Editor

Posted 5/17/17

We are quickly approaching Memorial Day, a patriotic holiday signifying importance to the American people.

This is a time when we honor our brave men and women who bore the ultimate sacrifice for …

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Thanks for making military banners a success in borough: Letter to the Editor

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We are quickly approaching Memorial Day, a patriotic holiday signifying importance to the American people.

This is a time when we honor our brave men and women who bore the ultimate sacrifice for God and Country. Many of our young soldiers stormed foreign lands to successfully triumph over evil.

I come from a family committed to military service, and I am thankful that I, like many of you, have the ability to honor their service while they are alive. No matter the conflict, no matter the cause, great or small, political or righteous, our soldiers stand guard against enemies home and abroad who take fire against the bright candle of democracy and freedom which persistently shines in the dark hallows of tyranny and extremism.

For those on guard on Earth, or those who now belong to the ages — we must say thank you for their service. The Hometown Heroes banner program in Middletown is a way for us to honor our local American heroes, whether they served during peace time, were wounded in battle, or were killed in action.

As you freely traverse the borough, look at those faces on the banner, those men, some of whom lost their innocence staring evil in the eye, so that you can be free. The sole purpose is for us to see those banners and remember those who wear a special uniform, who witnessed the ugliness of mankind so that we do not have to see it on our shores. We honor and thank them for their service.

To those who participated in the program, borough staff, and our brave, local American heroes — thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Diana McGlone

Middletown

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