Salute to veterans

Thanking them for their service is what we should all do

Veterans Day is quite a different observance than Memorial Day, but the two have somehow blended together a bit.

For us, Veterans Day is much more of an opportunity to say “thanks” to veterans and to go out of our way to try to make their lives better. After all, it’s the least we can do after all they have done to give us our way of life.

A few other items of note in relation to the holiday:

n The front page is usually reserved for local news and features, but we found the chance to let people know how they can safely and responsibly help veterans organizations to be a worthy cause to find exception to that rule.

There are a lot of scams and worries about fraud when people are looking to help others, so we found this to be a good guide.

n Our reporter, Kayla Webster, will be heading out to this event. We think it sounds like a great idea: The fifth-grade teachers at Egling Middle School are hosting a Veterans Day event at the school on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-11:15 am. During this time, the students and their families will be able to greet veterans, ask questions and go inside military vehicles. 

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Here’s a chance to experience some theater magic

As much TV as you watch or as many movies you have seen, we want to point out that there’s nothing quite like live theater. Especially local theater.

These are people giving it their all in each performance. There are no reshoots or edits. It’s truly live acting.

Here’s a chance to take in a show:

Only three performances of “Hallelujah Girls” are left: Friday and Saturday at 7:15 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 2:15 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes prior to each performance. 

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