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Arthur Raynolds

Lake Toxaway, NC

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Love Of Country

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November 28, 2016

On Veterans Day, wearing the uniform I originally wore some 40 years ago, I solemnly stood at parade rest before the Rosman War Memorial. Why?

Well, like millions of those before me, those serving now and in the future, we theoretically signed a blank check for our lives to help our country in its need to fight for its freedom, your freedom. The war may have been unpopular to many, but whatever service we belonged to, we did what we were ordered to do and went wherever we were sent to fight.

Why? Bottom line: we love our country. It is what you do if you are a patriotic soul. Many of us did not return home in the same condition we left. Many have lost their lives while protecting your rights and your freedom. That is what I was thinking!

Arthur Raynolds

Lake Toxaway