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Be aware of what we require of our military


The average citizen in modern American is too far removed from the reality that keeps our country demanding more of those who choose to serve the country with military service.

So inside this issue of The Star, we include our annual salute to our veterans, with photos and names of those who have served, and who have ties to the local area. We add more each year; some who served long ago, some who served more recently or are serving now.

Page after page shows us the cost of war and the sacrifice and dedication required to support our nation, even from a community as small as this one.

The attitude and awareness the American public has of those who serve in the military has changed greatly since the Vietnam war, when every man over 18 was acutely aware that he could be required to go halfway across the globe to fight, if drafted.

Today, with our military made up of those who voluntarily sign up, the public is far less aware of what we require of them.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. That would be a good day to take stock of it.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher

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