Taking a Stand: Veterans Day - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Taking a Stand: Veterans Day

By Vice President/General Manager Nick Ulmer

The city council voted this week to add Veterans Day to the list of holidays that fireworks will be allowed. 

I understand that there are several Veterans group that asked that this city ordinance would be approved.  

I am happy that our veterans received the approval on this issue.  My wish is that all of us do something to show our appreciation for the sacrifices our Veterans made for our freedom in the USA. 

My wish is that more Americans showed some sort of gesture of appreciation for our military serving now overseas. Especially those in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The support of our troops should be a bi-partisan belief, and Veterans day is the perfect day to say thanks.  

I urge you to create your own fireworks in a sense; show our flag, or make a donation to a Veterans group like the Disabled American Veterans, the USO, or the Red Cross

It's the least we can do for those who sacrificed so much.  That's my stand , what's yours?

To respond to this editorial, send an e-mail or call 812-253-0107. 

You can send a letter to me at: Nick Ulmer, WFIE-TV, and P.O. Box 1414, Evansville, IN 47701.

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