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Appreciating The Greatest Generation

May 31, 2018
Emmetsburg News

To the Editor:

Today I was at my Uncle Marlin's funeral (Marlin Schmeling). He was a proud Navy veteran.

It was so moving to watch the men from the local VFW honor him. 11 men, 7 with rifles for the 21 gun solute, 2 holding flags, 1 commander, and 1 with a bugle playing Taps.... All over 70 and most struggled to walk through grass but all did. 11 men with more pride and respect for our flag in their little finger than most of us in our entire body.

There is no question why they are and will always be "The Greatest Generation." These 11 men in Emmetsburg Iowa today did all of our veterans proud.

God bless you and thank you veterans of the VFW 2295

(signed)Chad Cronk

Des Moines, IA



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