Your View: Thank you High Point for supporting veterans

Nov. 20, 2012 @ 02:01 AM

Thanks to all who helped with the Veteran’s Day Parade in High Point on Nov. 11. Special thanks to Officer David Dulin, Capt. Steve Myers and all the police officers who served our community that day.  Also thanks to Parks and Recreation Department’s Rick Ingram and Mark Walker for setting up the reviewing stand at High Street. 
Thank you to our High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing the funds to buy the flags we gave to spectators along the route.  Thanks to Chris Nelson and our transportation department for marking the line-up on S. Main Street.   Thanks to American Legion Post No. 87 for assisting with the line-up prior to the parade.  Thanks to all the organizations and individuals who participated to honor our veterans on this special day.
And thanks to all of our citizens who chose to attend on that beautiful day on such a special occasion. Seldom does Veteran’s Day fall on a Sunday like it did this year. I am thankful for all who helped to honor our veterans. Thank you.
DON WEBB
High Point
The writer is High Point Veteran’s Day Parade organizer.


Here’s a first for the last 10 years
McDonald’s reported store sales for October down 1.8 percent. The first decline in 10 years. It seems that 99-cent hamburgers are no longer affordable for America. But not to worry, we re-elected Obama, so all will be OK. Just issue more food stamps redeemable at McDonald’s!
FRED SCHUERMANN
High Point


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