Letter to the Editor: The Duty and Honor of Voting

As a veteran, with Memorial Day over and the 4th of July just around the corner, I would like to make a statement.

My mother and father were in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Dad was in the Army Air Corps and fought as a fighter pilot clear to the end of WWII and beyond. My uncle Bill never made it back to home base with the Flying Tigers and died over Chinese territory. I only met my gallant uncle Bill posthumously at the cemetery in Coleman County, Texas. In 1969, at a crossroads on a dirt road to Khe Sanh, Vietnam, I lost two good friends. Years later I pencil scratched Carlos and Tenda’s names at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

It is now with extreme pride in my country and heart felt approval of my family and friends, that I assert it is an honor and a duty to vote for the leaders of our great Nation! The election in November will be the most important in our lifetime! My children and grandchildren will face the ramifications from this election. The choice is simple; either big Government with more control of our lives, or smaller government and a return towards the values of our Country’s founding fathers.

Just the thought of what so many of our ancestors and friends paid in emotion and blood to keep our nation moving in a divine direction, dictates that shirking the duty to vote should never be an option.

If you are not registered to vote, either go to the County Clerk’s office at the courthouse and fill out a voter registration form or go online to: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.htm

God Bless the USA!

Doug Harbour
Lamar, CO

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