It occurs to me that in light of our embarrassing withdrawal from Afghanistan and unceremonious abandonment of equipment, weapons, supplies, friends and American citizens, we should find new and different ways to honor those who served.

Our military need to know of our continued support for their service to our country. A community event of some sort would work but at least a Veterans Day second to none. We should begin planning that now.

Seawolf Park would provide an excellent venue for such an event. And while we honor our veterans, let’s work toward a place at Seawolf Park that serves as a development for a Museum of the World Wars with the Battleship Texas as a backdrop alongside the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart.

Imagine the sight of that.

Charles Wiley

Galveston

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Charles Douglas

Good idea Mr. Wiley! We can let our Veterans and our Serving people alike know what we think of those who are serving, and that we appreciate those who have served all at the same time!

That would be a far cry from inferring that our brave young military people protecting the front lines of this great country are hostile enemies of the state who needs "CRT" training like they have been labeled by a hostile Administration!

Mark Ciavaglia

You are indeed correct, Mr. Wiley. In fact, planning is already under way by Operation Honor Our Local Veterans, Inc. This Galveston County based 501(c)(3) non-profit is run by local veterans. Last year on Veteran’s Day, OHOLV hosted a Veteran’s Day celebration at Jack Brooks Park that included a recognition ceremony for local veterans and a luncheon honoring veterans of the Vietnam War. The evening concluded with a community-wide fireworks show. For more information about OHOLV or ways to get involved with the 2021 Veteran’s Day Celebration, visit: www.honorlocalvets.org. We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude that can never be paid.

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