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Letters To The Editor

January 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 15, 2014

WWII vets sought

TO THE EDITOR: As secretary of North Country Honor Flight, I have become much more aware of how many World War II veterans we are losing every day.

Just in the past few weeks, I have noticed quite a few deaths of our beloved veterans residing in the Plattsburgh area in the Press-Republican. It is estimated that around 800 of these veterans die every day in the United States.

This being said, North Country Honor Flight flies area World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge, to visit their memorial and gives them a day to remember. We also visit other memorials and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Our heroes are greeted in Washington at the airport and the memorials with cheers and handshakes. Hundreds of people show up to honor them before we leave Plattsburgh, all over Washington and when we arrive back in Plattsburgh.

We need to find each and every World War II veteran in our area so they can experience the love and gratitude they earned. Time is running out for them.

If you know of a World War II veteran in this area, please contact Danny Kaifetz, director of North Country Honor Flight, at 834-9901 or myself at 562-8598.

For more information, you can go to NorthCountryHonorFlight.org or find us on Facebook.

PAULINE STONE

West Chazy

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NYSCOPBA generosity

TO THE EDITOR: Because of the generosity of some very wonderful people, several parents were able to provide their children with some great gifts for Christmas.

Momot Elementary School faculty and staff would like to send a big thank you to the NYSCOPBA members of Clinton Correctional Facility for their gracious generosity.

Because of the donations they collected, they were able to provide beautiful gifts for 20 children from 10 Momot families. This same group has also provided for numerous other children from several schools throughout the North Country.

The Holiday Spirit is definitely alive and well in the North Country. Again, a big thank you from Momot Elementary School.

MARY JO JUBERT

Momot Elementary School

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