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Remembering our heroes at Christmas
A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Lebanon National Cemetery at noon on Saturday, Dec. 13, to honor Lebanon's veterans. The public is invited to participate in what has become an annual tradition throughout the country.
The Wreaths Across America story began over 15 years ago with a tradition of placing wreaths on the graves of our nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. It has since branched out to include 286 locations, including the Lebanon National Cemetery.
In 2007, Wreaths Across America ceremonies oversaw the placement of 32,553 wreaths on the graves of those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms. That year the Lebanon National Cemetery received 35 of these donated wreaths. It is our hope we will someday be able to lay a wreath at every grave in the Lebanon National Cemetery as a way to honor these veterans. Because this is our first year sponsoring a fundraiser to purchase the wreaths, our goal for this year is to be able to lay wreaths on 500 of the graves of these heroes.
We are hoping the community will donate to this worthy cause. Wreaths Across America has obtained 501c(3) status making all donations tax deductible. A donation of $20 to $60 will allow us to purchase two to six wreaths; a donation of $150 will allow a purchase of 15 wreaths. Any amount donated will put us that much closer to our goal. Please make checks payable to: Wreaths Across America. Donations must be received by Nov. 19, to be used for the 2008 ceremony.
Please send your donation to: Remembering Lebanon's Heroes, 185 Shreve Lane, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033-9251. For more information, please call (270) 699-9950.
J. C. Andrews Group Coordinator Remembering Lebanon's Heroes Lebanon Protect your freedom
All the comments in quotes come from a newsletter put out by Jonathan Hansen. They are worth remembering.
"There are those in Congress and throughout America that want to stop born again Christians from being able to express their beliefs."
"When a culture makes laws to dictate what people can or cannot say based on their beliefs, that society is living under tyranny." Hitler and Stalin took control by controlling speech and religion! Does "the spirit of the beast" live in America?
Communism is a registered political party in America. Is its doctrine being put into play quietly by the major parties' financial and social doctrine?
"The Pilgrims move to what is now known as America because of freedom of speech and religion."
Americans fought a revolution over 200 years ago for freedom. Freedom is the Bill of Rights and property. Freedom to exist must have open discussions of anything the people wish or want.
No intimidation, harassment, midnight attacks or juris confiscations can be allowed of the thoughts, speech or opinions of a citizen, including the citizens' physical body or children. Torture is included in a list of anti-American activities that a tyranny will use. It's your freedom! Save the children!
Honesty is appreciated
I wanted to write to tell everyone of a kind gentleman, Marion Stites, who is employed at Higdon's Small Appliance Center in Lebanon.
In the middle of October, my mom and myself went to see Marion about a new window air conditioner for mom's house. I had taken the air conditioner out. I wasn't sure it would last another season. Marion was so honest with us. He said it's not that I don't want to sell you an air conditioner, but yours probably just needs a good cleaning. He explained to me how to clean the air conditioner. I did as he said and it's working beautifully. Marion saved mom the money it would cost to buy a new air conditioner.
We appreciate his honesty.
Marilyn Kase, Indianapolis, Ind.