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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2010

Thanks to Munson for his decades of service



To the editor:

I would like to thank state Sen. Donald F. Munson for his decades of public service to Washington County.

This community has undoubtedly benefited from the senator's time spent representing our community both at home and in Annapolis. Munson's legacy is well-founded in his constituent services and his passionate commitment to ensuring Washington County was well-represented within the Maryland General Assembly. His innumerable contributions are unforgettable.

Munson's first priority has invariably been the needs of Washington County and its citizens. He should be celebrated as a model to other legislators for his constituent service, and Washington County will never forget the senator's insatiable devotion to the betterment of this community.

I sincerely hope Munson continues in his service to Washington County in some capacity, and in that, we hope he will be a contributing voice on various matters within state and local government.

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Sen. Munson, thank you from the deepest layers of our hearts for all that you have done for Washington County. May God bless him, and may God continue to bless Washington County.

Ryan R. Miner
Hagerstown




Sunday is the day to honor Gold Star Mothers



To the editor:

Sunday is Gold Star Mother's Day. A Gold Star Mother is one whose daughter or son made the supreme sacrifice in a world war in the line of duty of the U.S. armed forces so our world could be a better place to live. They might have died of wounds or disease. Are you a Gold Star Mother?

You might have seen a small flag in a window the past few years. It is a white flag with a red border and a blue star. We are given the blue one by the American Legion in honor of our loved one when they go off to war. I am one of those lucky ones, I proudly displayed mine twice. It is changed to a gold star in time of death. That just has to be worst time in a mother's life.

Our American Legion Auxiliary is proud to have two Gold Star Mothers -- Brigitte Ecton and Whylmenia Knight. Their sons, Harry and Orville Lee, were local heroes. And so are they. They were ever so supportive and loving to me and others while our loved ones were gone and thankful when they returned.

On behalf of our group, Unit 236, we would like to thank all of the Gold Star Mothers. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are proud of our military, past and present.

Please don't forget to keep our military and their families in your prayers. God bless them all.

Darlene Hoffman
Sharpsburg
chairwoman of the Unit 236
Gold Star Mother's Committee

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