Thank a Service Member makes us mindful of sacrifices made

— Public education and community involvement are paramount to Thank a Service Member. They educate the public on everything from showing respect for the U.S. Flag to critical issues affecting veterans of all ages. They are involved with raising money for scholarships for children of military veterans, charitable outreach and veterans’ reintegration and employment–helping to provide a bridge for veterans when they return.

These reservists are called up from all walks of life and professions. But they were all recently called to action and are headed for Afghanistan. Without their dedication, the United States would be incapable of defending itself against those who seek to destroy it. We know their mission is not a simple one, but I hope they know the community is with them in spirit.

Assemblyman Will Barclay represents residents of Assembly District 124, which includes Lysander. He can be reached by mail at 200 North Second St., Fulton, NY 13069, by e-mail at barclaw@assembly.state.ny.us or by phone (598-5185).

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