This country has fought in many wars — the Revolutionary War, Spanish-American War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq. Some of these wars were questionable as to why, and some were a necessity, but our military did and does not question.

The one thing remaining constant through all of them has been the dedication of our military to protect our home and interests. Our fighting men and women have held fast to four things: God, home, country and mostly honor. Unfortunately, these things are not contagious; if they were, especially in our government, we would not be having the problems we are having today. Thank you, the men and women who have serve, are serving and will serve our country with honor, for you have what our government has lost: honor.

Gary Kitchen

Oakland

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