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Letter: Remember those who fight for freedom

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, will be upon us again in just a few days. For some Americans, it will just be another day in American history. But, for many other Americans, it is a very special day! Many of us will attend the Veterans Day program in our communities on that day.

I personally feel we must remember what that day represents to us Americans today. For myself it represents all the men and women who gave part of their lives to serve our country and preserve the freedoms we have today -- life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- freedom of speech, religion, press, and the right to bear arms -- freedom to an education, freedom to job selection and freedom to start our own business.

These men and women put their personal and family time in second position to protect and serve their country. I also thank the spouses and families of these soldiers for giving of their time to our country. This is a great tribute to our country and these patriotic citizens.

America is going through some troubling times today. These troubling times are not new to our country. We survived before, and we will survive again. That is what America is all about -- we pull up our bootstraps and get to work and solve our problems! Our soldiers believe in this country and will fight for our freedom and the freedom of other countries at the drop of a hat if called by their commander in chief.

America is the best country in the world because we believe in personal freedom and the personal rights of all people.

Support our troops serving our country today and the veterans who served our country in the past. Attend a Veterans Day program in your community on Nov. 11 and thank all veterans and their families for their service to our country.

District 36 Sen. George Nodland, Dickinson