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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to the biggest and best crowd that came out to the Memorial Day Parade. Your cheers and signs made our veterans proud as we passed by. CHEERS also to all of the units that participated, to Craig Savage for all his hard work; and to all of the passersby who blew their car horns while passing our wagon on the way back to our cars.

MARY ANNA ROEMKE Publicity director GARY SINK Commander CARL BOWLER Color Guard commander Korean War Veterans Association Indiana Chapter Two

CHEERS to Sylvia at Agaves Mexican Restaurant at Chapel Ridge Shopping Center for proving there are still good people out there. Thank you for turning in my birthday money that fell out of my pocket.


CHEERS to the Fort Wayne Fire Department for shoveling snow from my father’s sidewalk during this past winter. My father, John Lonergan, is a retired firefighter. It is nice to know the retirees are not forgotten.


JEERS to Glenbrook Square for flying the American flag wrong. It is to be flown from the top of the pole not two or three feet below. It especially galling as they have been told about this several times and done nothing. You would think they would have enough respect for the flag to fly it correctly.


CHEERS to the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Association for their outstanding effort and dedication in getting World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.

Big job! Well done.


CHEERS to Summit Middle School for allowing the American Cancer Society to have its Relay for Life of West Allen County at their track. Despite the weather, we had a great turnout. CHEERS also to all of our sponsors: Sweetwater Sound, Kroger, Meijer, Logikos, Hallmark Home Mortgage, Lancia Homes, Preferred Auto Southwest, State Farm agents Melissa Satterthwaite, Brad Taylor, and Scott Robinson, Barbara’s New Beginnings, The Bride to Be: A Bridal Boutique, Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio, and MSKTD & Associates. Relay for Life raises money to help research for all cancers, as well as helping survivors (those still in the battle).