Sunday ceremony salutes Vietnam vets
In October 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order authorizing U.S. military personnel to assist South Vietnam’s fight against North Vietnam. October 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of the start of the war that ended in 1975.
That war tore our nation asunder. It was the live and let live and baby killers generation of the ’60s versus the traditional American values of the World War II and Korean war generations during the same period.
On Sunday, Veterans Day, the newly formed Vietnam Veterans of America National Homecoming 2013 organization will have a brief ceremony honoring all Vietnam veterans, and the families of Vietnam veterans, who served between 1963 and 1975.
The ceremony, at the Cathedral of Praise Ministries International Church at the Destiny Dome Embassy, 3501 Harris Road, will start at 10 a.m.
This event is the official kickoff of a yearlong series of programs, culminating in a National Celebration Oct. 5, 2013, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Please join me and many other citizens throughout the tristate area, in honoring these men and women and their families – Americans – for their personal sacrifice on behalf of our great nation.
For more information, or directions to COPI, please call 471-9639 or 440-0948.
KEVIN HOWELL President Vietnam Veterans of America National Homecoming 2013
Time to re-evaluate Robinson’s pay
Now that Fort Wayne Community Schools’ overall accountability grade has dropped from an A to a C and the teachers in FWCS are all on pay freezes, can we stop shoveling money at Superintendent Wendy Robinson? It amazes me that FWCS claims to be strapped for cash and grateful for every little grant it gets, but it continues to throw bonuses at Robinson for doing a mediocre job – and she continues to take them. Perhaps the incoming FWCS board members will look to paying our teachers better and fixing our schools, rather than constantly increasing the size of Robinson’s paycheck.
KYLE MILLER Fort Wayne
North Anthony could use another grocery store
I read the Oct. 21 article about Todd Earnest, a carpenter for Kroger. He was watching the ceiling of the North Anthony Boulevard store. Some of the ceiling tiles were falling down.
I agree it was a good thing to close the store. It could have been a bad disaster. A lot of people could have been hurt.
I do miss the store because it was very close to me. I moved into my house 33 years ago and still live here. I thought at that time when I did get older having a grocery store so close would make it easy for me to get there even if I might have to walk sometimes. At that time we also had another grocery store located where the Dollar General is now
Would anyone consider taking down the North Anthony Kroger store and building another grocery store on that corner? Perhaps a Save-a-lot grocery?
Or how about a store at Lake Avenue and Coliseum Boulevard where the Home Depot was?
I know I and the North Anthony neighborhood would be very happy if someone would consider another grocery store in this area.
PAT JAHN Fort Wayne