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N weanesday, Nov. (, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, ank This weekend we will celebrate Veterans Day. But this year, the holiday will have a deeper meaning for many Americans. Sept. 11 and the events that followed have jolted new generations into an understanding of what R means to be an American and at what price that priv- ilege comes. No reminder was needed for our veter- ans--they know what it takes to protect America's people and her way of life. The men and women who fought in World War II, and those who remained behind and sup- ported the war effort, know the pain, grief, and sacrifices freedom entails. Those who fought in the Korean War know what it means to lose one's youth on the bat- tlefield of a foreign country. The soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War know the pain of war, as well as the heartbreak of fighting an unpopular battle. Desert Storm veterans know the suffering that war brings, and know that its painful af- termath can last long after the actual con- frontation ends. And now, there's a new generation of sol- diers who know the pain of separation from family, the uncertainty of the future, and the fear of the combat before them. This year, all Americans can more fully empathize with our veterans. For the first time since Pearl Harbor, we have been at- tacked on our own soil. Like the soldiers, we know loss, devastation, fear and an uncer- tain future. wlj e w waj t oa'events to unfold, ..... ,_: and do what we can on the homefront, our soldiers, a new generation of veterans, are headed off to war. Some will be in the rough terrain of Afghanistan, but many will be right here at home, protecting us. This Veterans Day, take some time to thank a veteran. In this newspaper is a list of various events that are being held around the county. Take some time to attend one-- perhaps the parade in Greenville, the gun salute in Portola, or the flag ceremonies in Quincy. Or, pay tribute to a veteran you know--buy a thank you card, bake some cookies, give a bouquet of flowers. Veterans Day is more than just another three-day weekend. It's our chance to pay tribute to those men and women who have made sacrifices in their own lives to protect ours. They protect us and they protect our freedoms. For us at the newspaper, one of our most beloved freedoms is freedom of the press, and for that, we say a heartfelt "thank you." ishing paper Michael C. Taborski Publisher Keri B. Tab0rski Legal Advertising Department Debra Coates Managing Editor Alicla Higbee Indian Valley Editor Terri Daoust Portola Editor Marian Uddell Chester Editor Shannon Morrow Sports Editor Jenette Meneely News Proofreader, Kid's Page Editor Staff writers: Dave Keller, Victoria Metcalf, Will Farris, Pete Margolies, Rob Brockmeyer, Shayla Ashmore, Sam Williams, Kelly Dachanhausen, Melinda Visser, Barbara France, Tom Frederick, Susan Cort Johnson l Raymond Pasquale Simone is a first generation American and a Korean War veteran. His birthday is Nov. 8, just three days before Veterans Day One year, I sent him a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers with a card said that "I'm so proud of you." It con- fused him a bit. While I had always re- membered his birthday, I had never recognized him on Veterans Day. Truth is, I'm very proud of him--for being the ideal father, but also for achieving the American dream, and fighting for it. My father was the son of Italian im- migrants, who chose the Napa Valley as the place to raise their family, He was one of seven children--all four brothers would fight for this country. My father, the youngest, fought in Ko- rea, but his three older brothers COATES MANAGING EDITOR fought in World War II. True to their heritage, these Italian boys lived at home until they went to war, and when they returned, they lived at home until they got married. Grandmother's liv- ing room was lined with their pic- tures, dressed in their military best. Dad never talked much about his Ko- rean War days. But, when I found :- some pictures of the young private, grinning beneath his army talked, a little---about aboard ship, about R&R in about the battles. math of Sept. 11, he the Koreans who then later them. Talking about thing Dad does without not like the stories he first car, working early morJ the bakery, ly chicken, or how Mom For his birthday one year, I I some of his Korean they sit on a table in my Graeagle home, but still he talk about it. As I think erans I know, that mon attribute. They'll talk achievements in hunting, the stock market, but they about their contributions Though, they do seem to others' military service. MY fought in Vietnam. He was jured and remained hos months with burns over his body He survived sweetheart, raised a to work with my dad at road department. My dad Tommy's bravery and how of him. Well, I'm proud of you, dad came home from the war mum. You built our home kids, and worked 30 ty. You were home for dinnere night at 5 p.m., you ketball teams, and took us You never missed one of events or school plays. there was nothing more than family You taught us the hard work. You showed us honesty and discipline. And now, you plishments. You have who are all well educated ployed. You have five who adore you and often about "Grandpa." You have s years, who still flirts with' have comfortable homes in and Napa and no You have achieved dream. You have lived and women in the military t protect. You fought for it serve it. Happy Veterans ;Ki HISTORIAN 7a Years Ago ............. 1936 Plumas County voters cast a gratifying ballot for all candidates of county office. The results: Sheriff L.A. Braden 1392, County Clerk Forrest R. Young 1378, County Tax Collector 1377, Plumas County Assessor Frank C. Pazour 1363, County treasurer E.C. Kelsey 1349, County District Attorney Stan- ley C. Young 1341 and County Superior Court Judge J.O. Moncur was re-elected with 1272 votes. 50 Yur= Ago ............. 1951 George Zube 878-628 as a Advertisement: We have just paid $948 for Board of Supervisor member. five tons of newsprint. The Feather River voters elected to retain Bulletin pays out more than twice as much pervisor Russ Papenhausen. in weekly payroll as it did five years ago. 10 Years Ago ............ lS$1 Business volume has increased but not near- Chester's oldest business is ly to that extent. To keep up with production October 25 Helen and Ed costs it will be necessary for the Bulletin to 45 years of business at the increase its subscription rate to $3.00 per Ayoob's in Chester. They year beginning January 1952. Until that date in 1946. At the time there waS the subscription price will continue at the Young's Market across Main same rate it has been for the past 85 years--- opened just two months $2.50 a year. time the Antler's Motel was 25 Years Ago ............. 1976 Plumas County voters generally steered NOTE: Items included in the away from their neighbors in the rest of Cal- her When column are taken ifornia when" they went to the polls Tuesday edition newspaper archives but they did join the rest of the nation in writing style of that particular electing Jimmy Carter for president. Local- spelling and grammar are not ly, voters in Meadow Valley, Quincy and the copy is presented as .it Feather River Canyon elected Della Blust vs the original newspapers. terans Day STAFF WRITER Veterans Day, traditionally observed on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh houc, just hap- pens to conflict with most church ser- vices this year. In Greenville, a small handful of veter- ans will still stick with tradition. Their numbers diminish each year, but they still honor tradition. Not for them is the popular move to a more convenient day. War was not convenient. Trying to involve churches and create a special day of remembrance this year, parade organizers invited ministers and congregations to lead or join in a prayer for veterans and all those who are Rght- ing or have lost their lives since Tues- day, Sept. 11. causes discord between church and Yes, America is at war, again. And, ter-church activities and this day of honor takes on new meaning, tend the church time for While Veterans Day was originally es- cluding God in tablished by President Woodrow Wilson vances seems so to remind us all of the tragedies of war, since all over the we have civil servants dying today in a singing "God Bless AmeriC new kind of tragedy. Out of four ministers Although these men and women were had other plans, one was servants, and not soldiers, their sacri- interrupt sermon time and rice should still be acknowledged. So. er replied. One minister too, should the ultimate sacrifice of the call without hesitation. passengers who overcame the terrorists teered the services o.f over Pennsylvania be acknowledged. In singers in Indian-Valley, their last moments of precious life, did would not hesitate dither. they not act like soldiers? Do they not God bless Pastor deserve to be included in Veterans Day Cynthia Christensen. And, remembrances? those who take some And, what better day than a Sunday to to participate in a s have this time for special prayers of re- membrance at the membrance? Sunday is the Lord's day, in Greenville. afterall. Too bad most ministers con- Veterans will serve tacted questioned the veterans' unwill- the American Legion Hall ingness to change their tradition. That's rade, and a special enough to get me just a little miffed, photographs of veterans If Sunday is the Lord's day, then why memorabilia has been are so many people out grocery shop- display window at ping and eating in restaurants after ware on Main Street. church? Why not give up one of those at'- Peace.