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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a day to honor all who served this great country of ours. Americans really should take pause on that day to honor our brave fighting men and women. Over 237 years many have fought to defend those freedoms we hold most dear. I myself served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and am proud to have done so.

We need to remember all those who gave their lives and the many who lost limbs, hearing and sight. These veterans who served our country did so with pride and devotion to duty so that we might have those freedoms we enjoy today.

We salute our brave men and women who are now serving in Afghanistan and who have served in Iraq as well as other parts of the world. Those who have served have done so at great personal sacrifice, leaving family, friends and jobs behind to serve the greater good.

I hope and pray this Veterans Day that many will be flying the flag of our great nation in their honor. Let me also ask all who read this letter to call a veteran you might know and say thank you for a job well done. May God bless these brave Americans and may God bless America on this day we call Veterans Day.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks

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