Letters to the Editor

November 11, 2012

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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