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Corvette rides put smiles on veterans

Our country is approaching serious decisions affecting our military troops and perhaps again putting them in harms’ way.

On Saturday, two corvette clubs went to the Retsil Veteran’s Home, here in Port Orchard, to give rides through a program, “Vets for Vets,” which they do twice a year.  One young veteran approached the vehicle with obvious fear of just getting into the car. He got in, went for a ride and upon returning, the smile on his face reached from ear to ear.

This type of joy was shown over and over again as the vets returned from their rides. In helping one veteran into a car, I could feel the artificial limb of his leg through his garment.  What a great price these men and women have paid for our freedom.

I want to thank the Glass Odyssey Corvette Club of Kitsap County and the Marque Club of Seattle for the joy each of you brought to our veterans for a few hours.

I pray for our national leaders, as they again make tough decisions for the fate of our military in Syria as all have recently given so much for each of us.

Jan Angel | Port Orchard

NOTE: Jan Angel is the state representative for the 26th Legislative District.

 

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