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Fly the flags for all those who served

by Carolyn DeMar
and Maizie Harris Jesse

Today is Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day.

At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the armistice was signed to end World War I, “The war to end all wars.”

Also, on this date, in 1921, an American unknown soldier was buried in Arlington Cemetery, to recognize all the unknowns who had perished in the war.

In ceremonies all over the country, our veterans are being remembered for putting their lives on the line for the rest of us. Today is no exception.

So, support them, fly your flags, and thank all who serve and have served. They are our heroes, as are the families who hold down the fort while they are gone.

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And on the lighter side, Pat Josten traveled to North Carolina a couple of weeks ago to greet her son, Cpl. Kelley Josten, who just returned from being deployed in Iraq and Liberia. She was thrilled and happy at his safe return, and hugged “thousands” of Marines while she was there.

“That’s the last time she goes anywhere alone,” her husband, Dave, remarked. Gee, a girl’s gotta have fun …

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“A Concerned Citizen” wrote to us with a sure way for Congress to curb the $87 billion funding in Iraq… “Vote to make Iraq the 51st state. That will guarantee that federal dollars for infrastructure, education and health care will slow to a trickle.” After all, why should they get it any faster than we do?

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We believe it takes complete idiots to vandalize cemeteries. But, what we really want to know is, “Where are the ghosts when you need them?” You’d think they’d be there to scare the bejabbers out of the miscreants, instead of haunting compliant citizens in local establishments. Would those nice cemetery caretakers please have a seance with them, and maybe form a neighborhood “ghost watch?”

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Do you suppose all the beards in the Nevada Day parade were secretly a Bush endorsement? The Democrats want to know.

And would somebody please donate a corner sign to the Brewery Arts Center so we can tell what’s going on there? Obviously, we aren’t going to do it, but it’s our opinion that there should be a sign on the corner of Division and King to show what’s playing every week. We’re full of good ideas like this.

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Thanks to Zack and Louise for 20 years of Bloody Marys at the Nevada Day parade, which is why Carolyn calls it, “Nevada Daze.”

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Carson City is fortunate to have two great, fun shows on the boards the next two weekends, Proscenium Player’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Brewery Arts Center, and WNCC’s “Hello Dolly” at the Community Center.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is full of exuberance and laughter, a totally magical evening; and “Hello Dolly” has you humming and laughing right along with the cast.

We’d advise reserving tickets for both shows, 883-1976 for the BAC; and 445-4249 for the college.

Don’t be glum and say you have nothing to do the next two weekends. Get out and see our fabulous local talent. You’ll be glad you did (and you can pat yourself on your own back for supporting the “arts”). Break a leg!

‘Til next week…

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse have been expressing their opinions on Carson City goings-on for years. Now, they’re in the Nevada Appeal. Send your questions to editor@nevadaappeal.com.