Letters to the Editor

November 11, 2012 12:00 AM

Letters to the editor on veterans, election reform, Electoral College, dinner dialogue, National Baseball Congress

About 10 percent of the U.S. population has served in the military, but only 1 percent has served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. The junior leaders in the military – the squad leaders, platoon leaders – were in middle school when we were attacked. They decided to volunteer for the military knowing we were at war, knowing they most likely would be deployed to a combat zone. They saw the statistics on veteran unemployment, homelessness and suicide, and still decided to serve.

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