Thanks for your respect
Editor, I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to the following organizations that recognize and show respect to the American veterans, especially the ones that I have or did have direct contact with on different occasions. In alphabetical order:
■ Advance Auto, for their complimentary veterans discount.
■ American Legion, self-explanatory, plus the fact most people do not know their full extent with public relations. Also, I thank them for honoring the vets with Purple Heart combat wounded veterans parking signs.
■ Applebees, for their veterans dinner.
■ Boscov’s, for their veterans discount.
■ Flying Aces Motorcycle Club. They too have contributed to the veterans in various ways, especially in respect and attributions. I know this myself as a fact.
■ Hazleton Area High School, for their outstanding preparations towards a delightful breakfast and a well-prepared program afterwards. Thank you very much, senior class, and all that are involved to make this sincere thoughtfulness a remembrous one. (I was at all of them).
■ Hazleton Hyundai Auto. This is a special thank you for the more than one way that you have contributed to veterans.
■ Home Depot. Thank you for the veterans discount.
■ Lehigh Valley Hospital and the Lehigh Valley Wellness Center. Thank you for showing appreciation with the Purple Heart combat wounded parking signs.
■ The public. I am greatly honored with the handshake and the thank you for my serving in the Army. To my surprise it is the public of all ages. Thank you.
■ Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Thank you for the decades of medical care offered to me, which in tur n at my age of 85 I can write this letter to all concerned. There may be plenty more of these letters to come.
■ Veterans of Foreign Wars. They too are self-explanatory. Their contributions to veterans as well as the public is beyond expectations. Little does the public realize this. Ask any organization such as the Red Cross, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and above all one in sincere distress. The list goes on.
There are probably many more organizations not mentioned. I do not know. I know only of these that I, a Purple Heart combatwounded veteran (Korea), have encountered in person.
You fly the American flag. You do not wear it!