Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

May 24, 2013

Letters to the Editor 5/25/13

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Appreciates support

To the Editor: Angels of Corsicana Troop Support held their semi-annual fundraiser of BBQ, Bake and Garage Sale on the first weekend of this month. Thanks to the tremendous support, it was a great success. All of these funds help pay the monthly postage bill for shipments to troops who are deployed and who are also related to someone in Navarro County.

Special thanks to Dollar General, Riley Transport, and other local businesses. A special thank you also goes to members of the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 Navarro Rifles for their donations and volunteers.

Food that was left was carried to the firemen on duty Saturday evening at Station 1. Other items remaining were given to Family Services and The Salvation Army. Several boxes of appropriate items, such as new pillows, were carried to West on the following Tuesday. And as always, plastic bags that were not needed were delivered to the Food Pantry Ministry.

To the thieves who stole the BBQ smoker: You not only stole from the local community, but also from the troops who go in harm’s way on your behalf every day.

Bah humbug!!

Marlene Bartosh

Volunteer

Remembering veterans

To the Editor: Memorial Day — the time we stop and remember those that made this the land of the free. Please drive slowly through the Kerens Cemetery to remember those that gave some, and those that gave all for us. And, please thank these individuals who placed flags on the heroes’ graves: Lelia Cossey, Kim Spencer, Rita West, Barbara Latta, Tommy and Tresa Darby, Janie Quinn, and Christi Thomas.

If any veteran you know does not have his or her flag, please call Lelia Cossey at (903) 396-2652 or Ruby Stovall at (903) 851-6440.

Respectfully,

Lelia Cossey

 

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