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I was overcome with emotion as I watched the account of thousands of soldiers giving their lives for freedom on the beaches of Normandy. There are some things worth dying for, and liberty is one of them.

I do not understand those who are against recruitment for military service on our school campuses. They want civil liberties to be taught, but don’t encourage our young people to defend them. Our high school students have the opportunity to not only develop leadership and skills in the military, but to be instrumental in changing the course of history.

I wish I had received more encouragement to serve in our armed forces when I was “young and impressionable.” Military experience builds leaders and public servants with a world perspective, from Nate Beason in Nevada County to our president in Washington. Even John Kerry benefited from service to our country.



So to my friends who have served and are serving our country in the armed forces, I envy you and join the free world in thanking you.

Josh Ramey




Grass Valley


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