In a special section this week, we honor the area’s veterans by listing them and printing as many photos as we could come up with. We hope the 16-page section will not only be enjoyable to peruse, but will also encourage us all to stop and think about the enourmous committment it takes on the part of so many to keep this country free.
Many new photos and names have been added since we published a similar section a year ago.
As in last year’s section, in addition to the photos there are pages of names, most of which we pulled from a 1996 issue of the Tribal Tribune, brought in by Arnie Holt. Although the Tribune printed great photographs with the section, technical challenges in printing photos already printed on newsprint prevented us from using them.
In addition to the special section, a story on the front page details the many events around the area that will allow proper tribute to be paid to veterans. If you can make it to one, you won’t be disappointed.
Not only do our veterans deserve such tribute, the community, like the nation, will be better off for reflecting on their collective sacrifice.
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