To the Editor:
In answer to Mr. George Wollrath & #039;s letter to the editor: If someone that was concerned with the Veterans Day parade had come to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post as Chief Paul Devenger did at our meeting on Nov. 8, this could have been solved as it was.
Chief Paul Devenger & #039;s first concern was the safety of all citizens, which is the concern of Veterans of Foreign Wars and REACT. They have always done a great job in directing traffic for all parades in St. Johnsbury.
As for "we have always done it then," this is a fact, but there is a reason for this. We as veterans have always insisted on doing this at 10 a.m. in order to do our courthouse ceremony as close to the 11th hour. Veterans Day ceremonies always are on the 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month, and we will not let that be changed.
This is our day and no matter if politicians or businesses, whoever wants to change it, for whatever reasons (long weekends) etc., etc., we as veterans will not let that happen. So you see, there is more to it than just "it & #039;s always been done then."