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A gen­er­a­tion of he­roes

On Vet­er­ans Day we salute all who served, but this year The Cov­ing­ton News fo­cused its trib­ute to those who served in World War II, a gen­er­a­tion that laid a foun­da­tion of peace and pros­per­ity and shaped our world.

We listed vet­er­ans who served from Newton County who have been hon­ored on the World War II Me­mo­rial site www.wwi­imemo­rial.com. That list is a great trib­ute, but it is in­com­plete. It lists those who are buried in mil­i­tary ceme­ter­ies or are listed as missing, those listed on of­fi­cial govern­ment records as killed in ac­tion, and vet­er­ans who have been hon­ored through en­roll­ment in the Registry of Re­mem­brances.

A book­let from the pe­riod, “Gen­eral Mar­shall’s Vic­tory Re­port,” of­fers an­other list of those who served. You can find the names from the book on Page 8A.

You can honor your vet­eran at the Registry of Re­mem­brances at www.wwi­imemo­rial.com. Click on registry.

We are grate­ful to all vet­er­ans for the sac­ri­fices they have made for this nation. Thanks so much for your ser­vice and for keep­ing us safe.

Shop lo­cally

We know we have said this enough times that it must al­most seem we pull out the same ed­i­to­rial and re­run it.

But the truth is, the back­bone of any com­mu­nity is the tax base it re­ceives from its lo­cal mer­chants.

The more sales our lo­cal mer­chants pro­duce, the big­ger ben­e­fit it is for all of the cit­i­zens of Newton County and So­cial Cir­cle.

It’s true we don’t have all the big box stores that other com­mu­ni­ties might have, but the bot­tom line is this, you can buy al­most any­thing you might want and need right here.

Take the time to shop here and you will find some great bar­gains and save gas to boot.

This week we re­ceived some good news, that SKC Com­pany an­nounced plans to ex­pand, and some bad news, that long­time Mom and Pop busi­ness Smi­ley’s closed.

We have a good com­mu­nity here. We also have a lot of good peo­ple who are work­ing hard to at­tract in­dus­try and busi­ness to the area.

We en­cour­age you to spend your money wisely and to spend it here. Each dol­lar you spend lo­cally gets mul­ti­plied many times.

Ev­ery pub­lic trail you walk on and ev­ery pub­lic swing you push your child on is paid for in part by the money you spend in our com­mu­nity.

This hol­i­day sea­son, shop at home. Get to know your neigh­bors. They have the same pride in their com­mu­nity as you do.

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