Proud Veterans Speak Up

Last week, in honor of Veterans Day, this column asked that you take a moment to thank a veteran or someone currently serving for all that they do to keep our freedoms intact.

We also asked if you were a veteran yourself, and during what era you served. In all, 51 readers responded, although I suspect that the 12 that voted “No” just wanted to see the results. Not surprisingly, the largest contingent was the Vietnam veterans.

There were some interesting comments shared by some of the poll voters that we’d like to share:

“It has been an honor to serve in the U.S.military service. It would not harm more and more young adults to serve in the Armed Forces. The service has had a tremendous impact on my life and all those that I know who served.” — Anonymous

“It was an honor to help protect and defend our great Nation as a United States Marine. We must never, never, never forget that freedom is not free. God Bless America.” — Ashley Brown

“I served two tours (not by choice) in Vietnam. While there I disliked every minute of it, and would not care to repeat the experience. However I have no regrets for being called upon to serve my country. I agree with one other submitter that this country would be much better off if every young male citizen was required to serve at least two years in one of the Armed Services branches.” Anonymous

“Thanks to all of our Vets. You are the keepers of our great land.” — Anonymous

“EARNED! NOT GIVEN! USMC Veteran. Remember that we live in the USA because it is: HOME OF THE FREE! BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!” – S. Hodg

In response to our Nov. 3 poll question, What are your expectations regarding your grower-customers’ use of fall fertilization, eNews reader Ashley Brown wrote:

“Fall fertilization is significantly down in our market area. Farmer-customers are not in an economic mood to spend money when they are so uncertain of their crop returns. Lots of fall rains nearly caused a disaster. Fortunately, November has been warmer than normal and most farms are able to get their soybeans and potatoes harvested. Corn harvest is starting but will be slow and continue on into the winter months. Corn is from 22%-35% moisture. Not all of the corn was mature when it froze. Corn ear mold is a huge concern. Dairy farms are struggling to know what to do with their corn.”

Keep those comments coming!

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