Sup­port Her­itage Cen­ter’s mis­sion

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - OPINION -

We so ap­pre­ci­ated the ex­cel­lent TFP cov­er­age of lo­cal veter­ans who have served our coun­try in var­i­ous wars and con­flicts. Un­for­tu­nate as these wars may have been, the courage, self­less­ness and ded­i­ca­tion of the men and women who’ve served, as well as their fam­i­lies, are wor­thy of our grat­i­tude and re­spect. Be­cause of this cov­er­age in the days lead­ing up to Veter­ans Day, our com­mu­nity was well re­minded of what it takes to make our coun­try free.

To add to our ap­pre­ci­a­tion of our armed forces, on Sun­day we heard Gen. Bill Raines talk about the state-of-the-art Medal of Honor Her­itage Cen­ter that will open in the for­mer Vis­i­tors Cen­ter next to the Aquar­ium. It will be a brick and mor­tar re­minder of the heroic ef­forts so many of our coun­try­men have made. The mu­seum is seek­ing com­mu­nity donors to help it be­come a tan­gi­ble source of in­for­ma­tion about the prin­ci­ples of char­ac­ter, ded­i­ca­tion and sac­ri­fice that all of us need in our daily lives as Amer­i­cans.

If you haven’t heard Gen. Raines’ pre­sen­ta­tion, I en­cour­age you to at­tend one that he gives through­out the re­gion.

Jeanne and Den­nis Brice Hix­son

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