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Thank You: Wonderful Elks event marred by no front-page pre-coverage by Press

June 13, 2002

The El Centro Elks provided the community with a marvelous Memorial Day service. I would like to thank the Elks and the U.S. Navy for their beautiful ceremony.

I was disappointed that more people in the community did not attend. This year particularly was a time to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. After 9-11 we are again at war and more of our sons are dying to preserve America as we love and cherish it. I also fault the local newspaper for not giving it front-page coverage before the event and encouraging the community to take the time to reflect and remember. Perhaps we have all become too complacent with our peaceful lives, but we must remember those who have made it all possible.

Thank you to everyone who made this a memorable event.

SALLY GOODELL

El Centro

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