Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Thank you on behalf of my son SSgt. Sky Mote

By
From page A5 | October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

EDITOR: One evening two months ago my family received word that my son was killed in combat. A group of Marines stood on our porch and in the dim light I didn’t know which branch of the service they were from. I didn’t know which son I had lost. Since that confusing moment one thing became clear: People in this community care. They care not only for those who have given their lives, but also for those who have and continue to serve this country.

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank everyone for all the support. I have not had a chance or forum yet to do that. I would like to thank all the members of this community that have been a part of Sky’s life….his friends and their parents, his teachers at Silva Valley, Rolling Hills, and Union Mine High School; his Cub Scout, 4-H, and Civil Air Patrol leaders, his cross country, track, soccer, baseball, and Jr. Trojan football camp coaches. You know who you are. You did a great job. Thank you.

I would like to thank everyone in this community who sent my sons letters and packages during their deployments. This includes students and teachers of the Buckeye Union School District, the El Dorado County Board of Realtors, the Blue Star Mothers, Golden Spoke bike shop, Beretta Physical Therapy, many friends and individuals, and the El Dorado group that even sent Christmas trees abroad. Your packages of drink mixes, socks, jerky, etc. were greatly appreciated.

Additionally, I would like to add a thank you for all the law enforcement, fire, EOD, and other emergency services that participated in Sky’s arrival home. A special thank you to the Friends of the EDC Veterans Monument and the pilots of the fly-by salute lead by flight leader Chuck Wahl in honor of my son.

I would like to personally encourage the community to come out to the Veterans Day celebration at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument on Nov. 11 th at 11 a.m. We will honor those from our community who currently serve the cause of freedom and those who have in the past, including Sky. He will be honored with a dedication of a granite bench that will forever stand as a reminder of his sacrifice.

RUSSELL AND MARCIA MOTE AND FAMILY

El Dorado

Letters to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

.

News

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 28 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 19 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 15 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 4 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8