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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007
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Thank a veteran for your freedom

To The Daily: Once again, Veterans Day has come. Where I work, we put flags on the highway and downtown to honor our veterans.

Many donít think much of this, but my father was a World War II veteran. He never talked much about this until his elder years, when he shared with me what he went through, as well as about others who were there with him. I hold great respect for him and for all veterans for the price they paid to give my freedom to me.

We should make our younger generation aware of this cost to keep our country free, but Iím afraid many families now just think of Veterans Day as a day off from work or school. Thatís not the case. Someone had to go and serve to keep our freedom here at home.

So please, if you know any vets, walk up to them and shake their hands and say thank you. When you pass the flag on the road or at work, just notice how it waves and understand the honor and bravery behind it. It was paid for long ago and still is being paid for today by our soldiers.

I thank each veteran for my freedom.

Ronnie C. Farrow
Hartselle

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