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A Veteran’s Day thank you
On Veterans Day, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many citizens of Hardin County who made contributions to the Elizabethtown Disabled American Veterans Chapter 003 “Forget Me Not” fundraiser. Members of DAV Chapter 003 set up donation stations at the Fort Knox Commissary, Radcliff and Elizabethtown Wal-Mart stores, and the Dolphin Drive Kroger store in Elizabethtown. Please know that your donations will go to help local area veterans and their dependents.
Last year, one of DAV Chapter 003’s Veteran Service Officers, Dave Jarrett, titled an article he wrote “Every Day Is Veterans Day in Hardin County.” I couldn’t agree more as our community constantly shows support to our veterans and the military. The origins of Veterans Day date back to the end of World War I when hostilities ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. First known as Armistice Day in the United States, it was later renamed Veterans Day by Congress in 1954 and President Eisenhower noted it was a day to recognize all veterans of all wars.
This Veterans Day is special in that the date falls on 11–11– 11, Friday, Nov.11, 2011. The News-Enterprise listed a number of Veterans Day related ceremonies and discounts being offered this Veterans Day. DAV Chapter 003 will have members present at the Golden Corral in Elizabethtown this Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings to answer questions and provide information about DAV’s programs. This coincides with Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Day this Monday evening when it treats veterans and the military to a free meal.
There are many slogans and quotes about Veterans Day and veterans, but one I particularly like is, “If you enjoy speaking English, thank a veteran.” On behalf of DAV Chapter 003, its Auxiliary and our members, I wish to extend a hearty thank you for a job well done to our veterans, their dependents and the men and women serving today in harm’s way. Your service to our nation will never be forgotten.
Commander, DAV Chapter 003 Elizabethtown
There are honest people in the world
I manage a store in Towne Mall. Last week I was sick to my stomach upon discovering my wallet was missing.
Most things in it could be easliy replaced. I never carry cash. I called and canceled my debit card immediately. But I was truly upset about the incident. The panic of losing my identification was bad enough. But the loss of the unique front-pocket style wallet — a gift from my wife — was really heartbreaking. I’ve told her many times it is one of the nicest gifts I have received in my life.
Less than a day later a manager at Belk called to say a customer had found it and turned it over to them. From my business card it was an easy connection to whom it belonged.
Nothing was missing — not even my precious peeler card with coupons to many area restaurants.
So to the kind person who was honest enough to take the time and turn in my wallet, I thank you. I often feel there aren’t enough decent people left but you are among them.