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Updated: November 19, 2013 6:25AM



Memorials are for those who served

Regarding the protest of the government shutdown at the WWII memorial on Oct. 13:

To those who served and lived that event, their sacrifice and service to the defense of the United States should be open for all to see without any reservation or restriction, so they will not be forgotten.

The blemish on this event was that certain folks that did not stand a watch for this county in that event or possibly any other conflict involving the United States were there criticizing the closing of this memorial. These folks, two of whom are part of the government, were there when in fact they should have been at their posts attempting to compromise or solve this dispute instead of promoting their own self-interest. As elected senators, they should have been doing the work to benefit all citizens of this country and not feeding their egos.

As to the third participant in this demonstration, this individual did not fulfill her oath of office or the term of that office, so the determination as to motive for her presence there shall have to be determined by us all individually. Political promotion should be held at political events and not at places of honor for those who served.

Gerald E. Jawor

Hobart



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