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Athens mayor, council donít support veterans

To The Daily: VFW Post 4756 has a license to sell alcohol to members and guests. This was done to increase revenue for its many worthy causes for veterans at home and overseas. It also gives veterans and their families a place to feel welcome.

This non-profit group uses the revenue from the club in many ways: for scholarships, Operation Uplink (which provides phone cards to troops and veterans in nursing homes), cancer aid and research, school supplies for needy children, the Floyd E. ďTutĒ Fann nursing home and the Lurleen B. Wallace hospital. These funds also support needy families during the holidays and many other programs and services. They donít ask to be recognized.

The VFW welcomes veterans and their guests, who may not be eligible for membership, but want to show their support for the VFW by patronizing our establishment. Our guests learn what the VFW stands for and their support is appreciated.

The City Council and mayor should take a stand on how they feel: Do they support the VFW? I guess they donít need veteransí votes.

As the wife of a Vietnam veteran, I urge everyone to show their support for our veterans, not contempt, as they try to raise revenue for this outstanding, non-profit organization.

Karen M. Conn
Athens

Siegelman did good things; his case deserves review

To The Daily: Thank you for having the courage to write about Don Siegelmanís case. There are many people in Alabama and beyond who feel the former governorís case should be reopened.

Everyone who has a job today in one of the four car industries that Mr. Siegelman was instrumental in bringing to Alabama, and everyone who has a child who has benefited from the Reading Initiative program started by Mr. Siegelman, should at least read the information available to the public.

Occasionally, a wrong needs to be made right for the good of everyone who cares about justice.

Peggy Walls
Alexander City

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