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Letters to the editor – Friday (12-23-11)

Welcome home, Vietnam veterans
Fellow Vietnam veterans, itís time to give you the homecoming you have deserved for 40 years.
On March 31, the USO of North Carolina and Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration for 2012 at the speedway. I am proud to serve on this committee along with several highly respected retired military officers and NCOs who served in Vietnam. Our goal is to honor you and your family to the fullest for your service.
This will be the premier event in the state. Some 216,000 soldiers from North Caroline served in Vietnam and 1,600 never returned. Their sacrifice will be remembered.
Staff will be on hand to help with your VA questions, and Vietnam videos will be shown on the worldís largest HD screen, along with live entertainment, displays and military salutes.
Our committee is dedicated to you, the soldier, who fought so bravely and never faltered. It is dedicated to you, the doctors and nurses, who desperately tried to save lives and limbs, and it is dedicated to we, the people of North Carolina, who supported you and wished you a safe return.
Now come show your support again and shake the hands of all the veterans who will be present. It begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., but you will remember this event always.
ó Rodney Cress
Salisbury
To the swing vote
To Rowan County Commission Chairman Chad Mitchell:
You are probably the swing vote for the Rowan Salisbury School central office. A central office is needed. It has to be accessible and inviting to Rowan County residents.
No auditorium is needed. Let the school board meet in the numerous auditoriums already in place at the schools. It would do them good to get out in the community for meetings. A commercial kitchen is not needed, either. The public does not want to pay for another auditorium or kitchen. Use the ones we have.
Safe parking is required. I suggest that the buildings the county owns on West Innes and Mahaley Avenue be opened for public inspection. Let the public, who is paying the bill, inspect them and decide if they are acceptable. What other alternatives are there? I ask that other taxpayers let you know their opinion.
ó John Leatherman
Salisbury

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