TO THE EDITOR: On June 4, I read Susan Tobias’s account of D-Day, June 6, 1944, now the 70th anniversary. Well written.
Two of my five brothers who served in World War II: Harold, with the 8th Air Force, and Bud, with Patton’s Army, were involved with D-Day.
Bud was a ranger whose job it was to destroy those bunkers at Normandy. He made it all the way to Berlin.
Our cousin Stanley Thompson is still over there.
Harold made it back home. He married a British woman from Leeds. Harold also served in the Korean War, and Bud served during the Korean War, as well as finishing his 33rd year when they evacuated Saigon.
They have both passed on since, as well as three nephews who were in the Vietnam War.
One must never forget those men who made these sacrifices for this country. May God bless America.
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TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank all of the businesses that supported our Chinese auction fundraiser.
The list of items donated was impressive, and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of so many donations.
The businesses that assisted us include A New Leaf Flowers & Gifts, Action Auto/Bill’s Body Shop, Anthony’s Restaurant, Applebee’s, Arnie’s, Bailey Ford, Barcomb’s Chateauguay Furniture, Bazzano’s Pizza, Billy’s Bait & Beer, Brainardsville Bake Shop, Butcher Block, Chateauguay Funeral Home, Cumberland 12, Curves, Dame’s Ace Hardware, Dame’s Discount Liquor & Wine, Dame’s Motorsports, Dickey’s BBQ Pit, Dunkin’ Donuts, Durocher Auto Sales, Edy’s of Course, Ernie’s Discount Tools, Five Guys, Ganienkeh Territorial Bingo, Garrand’s Nissan, Gioiosa’s Wine & Spirits, Glazier Packing Co., Harrigan’s Soft Ice Cream & Fast Foods, IBC, Jims Sports, Jreck Subs, Jug Store, Kar Kare, KFC, King’s Wok, Kinney Drugs, Koto’s, Labarre’s Liquor Store, Lashway’s Meat Market & Lavigne’s IGA, Maggy Marketplace, Marion’s Chinese Restaurant, Market Barn, McCadam Cheese, McCadam’s Distributing, Merons, Mountain Marketplace, Ninety-nine Restaurant, Northern Cakes, Owl’s Nest Pizza Express, Owlyout, Party Factory, Pepsi-Cola, Pete’s Wood-N-Stuff, Pizza Hut, Pizza Palace, Plattsburgh Distributing, Premier Tanning & Body Center, Price Chopper, Riley Ford, Robert’s Sport Center, Ronnie’s Michigans, Sansone’s Restaurant, Smithfield Discount Liquor & Wine, Starbucks, Stewarts Shops, Subway, Supercuts, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s, Yando’s Big M and Zachary’s Original.