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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to the Fort Wayne Fire Department, the honor guard at the casket and at the back of the fire truck hearse and the men at Engine House No. 1, standing and saluting, bell ringing, as we drove by.

RITA BELOT and family of James Belot (retired firefighter) Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all our veterans for their service and sacrifices for our country and to the patriotic citizens of Fort Wayne who attended, applauded and generously showed due and dignified tribute to all veterans on Memorial Day. God bless our veterans, God bless the citizens of Fort Wayne, and God bless the U.S.A.

LT. COL. SAMUEL CONTE CAP/USAF Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the Fort Wayne community for making May a special month for the veterans who participated in Honor Flight Northeast Indiana activities. Some 140 World War II vets (and a few Korea vets) were privileged to get to Washington, D.C., on May 8 and May 29 to view memorials built in their honor.

In addition, a documentary was presented at Parkview Field on Memorial Day that outlined the efforts of one Honor Flight group in Wisconsin to organize and develop a hub to honor WWII vets in that area.

CHEERS to Michael Limmer of the Tin Caps and Parkview Field as the perfect venue for showing the documentary (JEERS to the weather); and to Col. David Augustine and Rebecca Metzger from the 122nd Fighter Wing for the keynote address and singing of the national anthem at the movie and also allowing Honor Flight to use their facility for their trips.

Most of all, major CHEERS to our veterans for fighting for this country and the freedom we all enjoy.

MAX ROBISON Honor Flight Northeast Indiana

CHEERS to the following American Red Cross donors for reaching life-saving platelet donation milestones. They have helped save numerous lives. Platelets are vital for patients undergoing cancer treatment, newborns struggling with medical issues and others facing health crises. 300 donations, Lonnie J. Williams; 200 donations, Terry Kahn, Robert Weikel, David Wyss; 100 donations, Tom Abels, Marion E. Groves, Ken Wyant

TRACY DUNCAN FOX Communications manager American Red Cross

JEERS to the Allen County Planning Commission, which allowed continued growth along Bullerman Ditch without doing the necessary work to keep it from flooding into Hacienda Village for the first time.

PHYLLIS J. AGNESS Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the kind person(s) who found my wife’s purse she had left at Wal-Mart at Lima and Dupont roads on June 14. They turned it in with everything still inside.

We are so blessed and very lucky to know that there are honest people in everyday life, especially after hearing so many unhappy-ending stories or people getting robbed and so forth. Our story ended with wonderful kindness that touched my family deeply.

KHAM and ELLEN KENCHANH Fort Wayne

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