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November 16, 2009

"You ask 20-something people what Nov. 11 means to them, and it's just another day, but here you have a sixth-grader, Dakota Vaughn, from Smithsburg Middle School, who wrote the most thought-provoking, moving letter to the editor on Nov. 11."

- Hagerstown




"Our president must think that he is still on the campaign trail because every day he is on the tube, and I think every time he opens his mouth, he puts his foot in it. And another thing, how does he ever get anything done? He is constantly going somewhere at all times. Every day he's going somewhere. ... I think he thinks he's still campaigning."

- Boonsboro




"We agree. Don't tear the hospital down. Use it for a senior center or VA center. And the emergency room area is already set up for a trauma center."

- Huyetts




"This is in reference to the lady from Sharpsburg, calling about Winnie in the circulation department of Herald-Mail. She is - I have to agree with her. She is such a wonderful, sweet person. I'm from Lakeside Mobile Home Park, and I'm sure she'll know who I am. She has helped me for years and years. Never a nasty word, she's in there so early in the morning, and I thank her so very much. And Merry Christmas."

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- Hagerstown




"Again, The Herald-Mail publishes the same old rhetoric of David Limbaugh's hatred for President Obama. To quote a tirade in the Nov. 11 column, 'Obama is governing with an iron fist and its back turned to the expressed wishes of the voters.' How ironic that this could apply to the Republican 'party of no,' when omore than 70 percent of the population desired health care reform and ... proves that they could care less about those who elected them to office."

- Washington County




"I want to say I agree with the caller who said that Obama should be impeached, him and all his cronies, before they totally destroy this country. If that doesn't work, how about voter recall?"

- Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.




"A huge congratulations to the 2009 Boonsboro United boys soccer team for a successful season, going undefeated and winning this year's Frederick County youth soccer league's 2009 fall tournament. And a tremendous thanks goes to their coaches. ... As Coach Fairhall would say, 'Well done, lads, well done.'"

- Boonsboro




"If we really want to honor our veterans, all men should take their hats off upon entering a building. No better way than to honor our veterans and the people who have served our country is remove your hat as a sign of respect."

- Hagerstown




"Internationally, wars and rumors of wars, and locally, people out of work, some living in their cars, kids going to school with empty tummies, some with holes in their shoes, but yet The Herald-Mail uses the front page on Sunday (Oct.) 25, to show the Ron White performance, complete with lighted cigar, open scotch bottle, and reflecting jokes too raw to print. The paper should hang their heads in shame. P.S. Isn't smoking prohibited in public places?"

- Hagerstown




"I wish the person that lives ... West Washington Street would change the American flag around, that the stars point out, not against the house. I pass that every day, and it about drives me crazy. The stars are supposed to be up, pointing out."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling about the article in the Wednesday paper, on Nov. 11, and about the school system considering layoffs. I think that what the Washington County Public Schools should do is consider, considering laying off from the top, not so much laying off, but they can look at other means of saving money. ... Start from there and work theirselves down to every administrative supervisor."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling concerning the school board laying off people. I think what they should do is start laying off at the main office, instead of cutting where the stuff is really needed. I think they should cut down or close down Commonwealth Avenue."

- Hagerstown




"I think ... the schools can't even close down for Veterans Day. They can't even recognize that for a holiday. That's just pretty darn bad. The county can't be that hard up."

- Sharpsburg




"I'm a veteran. What they should do is empty out the prisons, and all these young guys hanging on the streets, and send them to Afghanistan. They're not doing any good on the streets where they're at now. All the prisoners and people that's unemployed and stuff, roaming the streets, send them to Afghanistan. Let them fight the war."

- Hagerstown

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