Show your appreciation for freedom

Dear Editor,

I grew up in a family with parents who married in December 1941 after Pearl Harbor attack and my dad was drafted and served in WWII. My parents spoke of their classmates who served and didn’t return home and of brothers who served also. I had classmates and cousins who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. We had a daughter and son-in-law who were in the military and currently have another son-in-law serving. Knowing how important our military is to our country and the sacrifices of these people has always been part of my life. We have enjoyed our freedom in the U.S. because of these people.

We attended the Legacy Memorial dedication yesterday and we are so very proud to be part of the Tonasket community, Okanogan County and Washington State for such a wonderful facility to honor our military men and women of the past, present and future. Looking around at those present, there were very few with dry eyes during the presentations. We thank George Frank for his vision and all the other volunteers and donators for what you have accomplished here. There are so many of you involved and we appreciate all that has been done and continues to be done.

We are proud to be Americans. Fly that flag and show your appreciation for our Freedom.

Patti Hill