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Patriot pride

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From page A5 | June 17, 2013 |

EDITOR:

We ask ourselves sometimes at what price does being a patriot come with.

First I would like to say how proud we are of the graduating class of 2013. Great job, be proud of yourselves. We had the honor of attending the graduation at El Dorado High School  to see our niece walk the stage. The ceremony began with our wonderful National Anthem. Most of us show our respect by removing our hats and placing our hand over our hearts; as we looked out through the crowd there was some who didn’t remove hats and we yelled out to remove your hats. Boy did we get some nasty looks.

This song is a tribute to our country, our freedom, the men and women who died for us and to those who still serve, and those that live everyday with injuries from serving. May God bless you all.

As the ceremony came to an end, one of the men walked by and he was kindly reminded next time to remove his hat out of respect. He said, “That’s not what I do. I just put my hand on my heart.” OK, but as he was reminded of all the things that the song stood for he proceeded to poke a man in a wheelchair in the chest and neck saying, “I don’t need advice from someone like you.”

Please tell me, sir, and I use that term lightly, what did you mean by that?

That man you laid your hands on was a veteran of the Air Force, Army and served in Desert Storm. He also served the community as a deputy sheriff for 23 years and later as a motorcycle cop. He was put in a wheelchair chasing a man when someone ran in front of him and his life as he knew it ended. That sir is a hero and feels pride when that song is played. Shame. Shame on you.

Three family members proceeded to exchange words with him and he cowed down and slithered away. At one point his son turned around and asked, “Do you have a problem with my dad?” All we said was, “Yes, he just hit a man in a wheelchair.” That was the sad part. He looked sad and said, “He did?”

I wonder, did you lose any sleep that night?

Take your hat off.

Thank you to all who are serving and those living every day with scars, mental and physical — to our police officers and firemen.

Signed, proud Americans.

CORINA POOR
Shingle Springs

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