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In Depth Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 VETERANS DAY A tribute to our VETERANS The high cost of freedom BY PETE MECCA This “Veteran’s Story” is dedicated to all our veterans, to the men and women still in uniform, and to our fellow countrymen striving to grasp the true cost of freedom. Freedom never has been free, and the cost will be much higher for future generations. Time is running out. Our nation is in peril. The time is overdue for all of us to sound a voice against the wolves at the gate. Timidity is no longer a charming quirk of a fainthearted personality. If you’re fed up, get up, stand up, and speak up. And the next time a party-political pawn of any affiliation tries to defend or discard the “War on Women,” interrupt to demand they discuss an authentic domestic-spawned crusade: the War on our Military. Our men and women in uniform are literally being bled to death. If not physically shattered, they become psychologically overwhelmed by an uncaring, unprofessional, and self-preserving bureaucracy prepared to sacrifice America’s best on distant battlefields. Identical to the ‘police action’ or ‘limited war’ methodology in Korea and Vietnam, our present military is encumbered by idealistic Rules of Engagement manufactured by politically conscious ‘think tankers’ who Veterans to be honored at Walk of Heroes Memorial BY MARTIN RAND III The Georgia Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will host a Veterans Day program honoring late and current veterans next week. The event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., and take place at the stage area of the Walk of Heroes Memorial, which is located at Black Shoals Park, 3001 Black Shoals Rd., Conyers. The key note speaker at the event will be Captain John Warren. He served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, from 2004-2008 and. In 2006, he fought in the Battle of Ramadi, which was part of the Iraq War. Warren is now president and founder of Lima One Capital, a lending company for residential real estate investors. The Walk of Heroes Memorial, at 3001 Black Shoals Road in Black Shoals Park next to the Randy Poynter Reservoir, is a tribute to the brave men and women that fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Sculptures, quotes, carvings, and statues will provide the visitor with more insight of what went on during the five major wars of the 20th century. For more, go to www. walkofheroes.org Continuing the proud tradition Click here to view the list of recent military graduates Read more Freedom is never free BY TOMMY CLACK Read more Three things I like to do in Conyers, GA. Church Chris D Simmons Chapman Insurance Group, Inc. Phone: (770)922-5740 simmoc5@nationwide.com www.nationwide.com/james-chapman National Guard Since 2011 Crossfit That’s a little bit about me, but since I’m new to Conyers, GA. I’d love to learn more about you. That way, I can have a better understanding of what kind of protection you and your family need. So stop by my office on West Avenue. I look forward to getting to know you. Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Company and Affiliated Companies, Columbus, Ohio. Not all Nationwide affiliated companies are mutual companies and not all Nationwide members are insured by a mutual company. Nationwide and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. © 2014 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. NPR-0709AO.1 (09/14)