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July 1, 2014

Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2014

Great experience

TO THE EDITOR: It’s hard to describe to anyone how great the Honor Flight experience was.

It’s evident that there has been a lot of hard work and planning to pull off an event like this. I think that every veteran who served in World War II should take advantage of this trip.

I’ve heard of several guys right here in this area who won’t go. I think they’re missing the experience.

At first, I hesitated — it was a long trip in one day. But it sure panned out.

In one way, I didn’t realize there was such a outpouring of thanks for our service. I had no idea.

When we first went into the service, we took the oath at a post office in Albany. Afterward, this old gunner’s mate said, “If you want to get along in this man’s navy, keep your mouth shut and your bowels open.”

What a difference from Honor Flight than when we first went in. He wasn’t thanking us — he was ordering us.

RICHARD M. OLCOTT

Elizabethtown

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Pets in workplace

TO THE EDITOR: This is an open letter to all businesses and professional offices that service the public.

I understand there is some research that shows that employees who are allowed to bring their pets to work are happier and more productive.

However, when you have members of the public in your office on a regular basis, you should take into consideration that some people either do not like or are truly terrified of dogs and other pets.

It is very unprofessional to subject a customer or client to an environment that is more pet friendly than customer focused.

I have had recent experience with this in more than one setting, and was even treated in a very condescending manner when I expressed my fear.

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