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Letter: Honoring Veterans

I’ve always found it really odd that a community built for the returning servicemen of World War II never had a plaque or a statue (that I’m visibly aware of) dedicated to them until Kate Murray dedicated the really nice looking memorial in front of the Levittown Library. With all those politicians, especially the Republican Party who remained in control for generations, espousing their commitment to God and country, marching in parades up and down the turnpike, giving speech after speech in veterans’ halls reminding us how they were so thankful to those who served, you would have thought that someone would have dedicated something, somewhere. But they didn’t.

Again, it took a woman to do a man’s job. So, thank you, Kate. But more importantly, thanks to the men and women who really did serve our country during WWII in a magnificent way. It’s a shame so many others who bought their dream homes here after the war did not live to see someone dedicate something concrete to them and for their families to look at one day and say, “My father, mother, grandfather, or grandmother was one of them.” Well done.

Mary Ellen Orchard