As a proud U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1965-1969, I wanted express my appreciation all those who were involved in bringing the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall to Middlesboro this past August.
Having lost several friends to this war or conflict as it was called; it was an emotional experience to visit with these fellow veterans who gave all. No matter how many years pass, it still seems like yesterday that these young men, full of patriotism and answering the call to arms from our Commander-in-Chief were doing things that young men do.
The freedom that we enjoy as citizens of the greatest democracy that has ever been doesn’t come cheap. We must continue to defend democracy at all cost and never allow our leaders to let us become weak as guardians of freedom throughout the world.
Again, my heartfelt appreciation goes out to all who took part in bringing the “wall” to our community; thank God that we live in the United States of America.
Danny A. Kilgore
Hi! It’s been a long time since I’ve read The Middlesboro Daily News. I was born in Gibson Station, Va. In what is now the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, I lived in Ewing and Rose Hill until 1963 at which time I went to Detroit, Mich., where I lived and worked most of my life.
I moved to Tulsa, Okla. in 1989 and from there to Oklahoma City where I now live. I enjoyed reading the Middlesboro news until I moved away.
I’m 70 now and wanted a taste of home, so I hunted up your website. What I saw in the paper has somehow made me feel better.
Oklahoma City, Okla.