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What Are Veterans Thinking?


November 14, 2016

As I drove downtown Friday, I noticed a large crowd in the streets by the courthouse. My first thought was “A protest? In Transylvania County!”

I later learned it was a Veterans Day ceremony. I could not help but wonder: how many in the crowd voted for a draft dodger? How many elected a man who disparaged a Gold Star family? A prisoner of war? Enlisted men and women and the decorated generals who lead them? The handicapped — many, many of whom are veterans.

Even more importantly: What were the veterans present thinking? Feeling?

Lauren D’Alessandro



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