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To all interested veterans:

Letter to the Editor


A few months ago, we presented the community a gift of a 40-foot banner to hang in the high school. This banner was presented to honor the veterans of the Grand Coulee area. Next month we will take time to honor all of those who are serving and those who have served. It’s Veterans Day. Along with that banner was a dream to purchase a new scoreboard for the high school football field!

I feel like that dream has “fallen by the wayside,” been “put on the back burner’’ or just plain forgotten about. I wanted to work with local veterans groups, families of veterans, veterans themselves and volunteers to establish this fund. I set up a fund at our local bank for donations, sponsorships, and/or contributions for this fundraiser. The goal was for $20,000, and anything left over would be used by the school for things it needs. I am again asking for assistance in this endeavor. I dream that our veterans are thought of, not only on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, but every day of the year.

I haven’t been in touch with the American Legion to see how much is in this fund, but I have a feeling that it needs work. Again, I would like to see the banner hung in time for Veterans Day and the new scoreboard on the field before next school year. I am again asking all of our community to get behind this effort and be proud of our veterans.

Thank you.

Keith Soy Redthunder

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