2007-07-21 / Editorials & Letters


COMBAT VETERANS' MEMORIAL- Jim Nix, Buckeye Lake VFW POST 1388 Memorial Committee chairman, stands by the VFW Post 1388 Buckeye Lake Combat Veterans' Memorial, which is to be dedicated Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. Ohio Representative Dan Dodd is the keynote speaker. Nix said that since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the first Gulf War, many new monuments have been created. While veterans are grateful, each monument tends to be directed toward a specific group - a particular conflict,a specific medal awarded, branch of service, unit number, or the soldiers' hometown. Nix said the members of the 1388 saw a need for a memorial to honor every man and woman who has stood in harm's way for our country since 1775 in defense of American freedom. All are invited to Saturday's

dedication ceremony. Beacon photo by Scott Rawdon

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