Buy a flag, Nov. 3, 2013

Published 7:18 pm Saturday, November 2, 2013

To the Editor:

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 15 will sponsor a Veterans Day service on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park in Washington.

The guest speaker for the service will be Frank Stancil, American Legion Department of North Carolina adjutant. National Sojourners Camp Lejeune Chapter # 329 will present the story of how our flag was created, and the Carolina Chord Connection will lead the musical support for the program.

As a part of the service this year, the members of Unit # 15 would like to offer citizens of Beaufort County an opportunity to honor or remember a veteran. The members plan to have 120 2.5’-by-4’ flags on 5’ staffs displayed at Veterans Memorial Park from Nov. 11 until Dec. 7 to honor and remember our veterans. Each wooden, outdoor flag staffs will have a card attached identifying the veteran, his/her time of service, branch of service and those who gave the flag. The veterans being honored and remembered will be identified during the program. A brief ceremony is planned for Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, to present the flags to the families. The flags will be on sale through Nov. 7, and anyone interested should contact Betsey Lee Hodges at 975-4790.

The public is invited to the service.

Betsey Lee Hodges



To the Editor:

Our small church, St. Thomas Episcopal in Bath, collects pantry items on the first Sunday of every month. Food is taken to the Salvation Army on the following Monday. We have done this for the past six years. In addition, St, Thomas has given a monetary gift toward its food pantry for several years.

We also support many other outreach projects such as Martha’s Ministry in Belhaven, Back Pack Pals in Bath, Operation Christmas Child and others.

We are small in number but big in heart.

Cynthia Haar



To the Editor:

I am writing in response to Trent Tetterton’s letter on Oct. 27. As I read, I was in agreement with a lot of what was said. But after hearing our president and Senate leaders on many occasions say there were not negotiating, I was left to wonder how any informed person could come to the conclusion that a small group of representatives who put forth numerous proposals for negotiation could be blamed for shutting the government down. Trent Tetterton is describing the president and Senate leaders’ action and attributing them to the small group of representatives.

Our democracy is definitely under attack when bills are passed with bribes and threats. Three cheers to the small group of representatives who offered compromises and shame on our president for shutting down the government and refusing to negotiate.

Wade Hubers