Letter to the Editor

A Thanksgiving Day message

Friday, November 19, 2004


In just a few short days, hopefully, you, with family members and friends will gather to celebrate the traditional THANKSGIVING DAY festivities. In anticipation of this very important day in our lives may I offer my annual THANKSGIVING DAY MESSAGE:

The past year has been a period of many changes for the citizens of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The major events varied from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the constant threat of terrorist activities, the turmoil and often bitter discourse in connection with our National elections, the major natural disasters from drought, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes to the terrible fires on the West coast. The potential introduction of nuclear, biological and chemical materials into our great land by our adversaries and the results of these natural disasters has brought reality to the heretofore unthinkable and unimaginable. The current state of affairs and the environment has changed the lives of every American. These adverse conditions and potential threats only strengthen our resolve.

In the face of these many problem areas, now is the time to pause and reflect upon our many blessings. We are fortunate to be living in a time and place where we can make a difference and help make this World of ours a better place to live. Please join me in THANKING our brave men and women who are serving our Country in troubled spots all over the World. Let us be thankful for our family and friends and pause to give thanks for our many blessings. GOD BLESS YOU.

From this "OLD SOLDIER" Please enjoy this very SPECIAL day with family and friends.


Del Townsend

A Proud and Grateful Citizen

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