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From our readers

Appreciate Our Veterans -

They Kept Us Free






Mark Ryan of O’Ryan’s in Marinette, attended the Menominee VFW Veterans Day service on Monday, Nov. 11. He said we should appreciate our veterans. They are the ones who keep Americans free.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

Ryan included a poem that is very fitting for Veterans Day:



“He was getting old and paunchy,

And his hair was falling fast,

And he sat around the Legion,

Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in,

And the deeds that he had done,

In his exploits with his buddies;

They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors,

His tales became a joke,

All his buddies listened quietly

For they knew, where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,

For ol’ Joe has passed away,

And the world’s a little poorer

For a Veteran died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,

Just his children and his wife.

For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family

Going quietly on his way;

And the world won’t note his passing,

‘Tho a Veteran died today.

When politicians leave this earth,

Their bodies lie in state,

While thousands note their passing,

And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories,

From the time that they were young,

But the passing of a Veteran goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution, to the welfare of our land,

Some jerk who breaks his promise,

And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife,

Goes off to serve his country, and offers up his life?

The politician’s income, and the style in which he lives,

Are often disproportionate, to the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Veteran, who offered up his all,

Is paid off with a medal, and perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,

Who won for us the freedom, that our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,

With your enemies at hand,

Would you really want some cop-out,

With his ever-waffling stand?

Or would you want a Veteran,

His home, his country, his kin,

Just a common Veteran,

Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Veteran,

And his ranks are growing thin,

But his presence should remind us,

We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,

We find the Veteran’s part,

Is to clean up all the troubles, that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor,

While he’s here to hear the praise,

Then at least let’s give him homage

At the ending of his day.

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:

“Our Country is in Mourning,

A Veteran Died Today.”



Editor:

Distributor vs. Product

Is the product the same as the distributor, the quality of the car the same as the quality of the dealership? I ask this question because it seems that the Affordable Care Act is being seen as the same as one of the distributors (the federal website). The last question is: Is the website always going to be a problem?

The easiest question to answer is the last. Despite the human tendency to freeze things in time, the website that didn’t work October 1st is working for many people now and has enrolled people. Most things get better with time and an effort to make corrections, both of which are on-going. The obvious answer to the question is a clear NO.

The next question has to do with the difference between a product and a dealership. The Ford F-150 truck is highly rated in the pick-up category by Motor Trend. Does a bad dealership make it less of a truck? Clearly the two are separate. Hence a bad distribution system at any given moment does not make a bad truck. This holds true for any product including the Affordable Care Act.

The next question is, is the Affordable Care Act a good thing or not? One way to find out is to see if there is a high level of demand for it in a good distribution system. Clearly the good distribution systems are right now state run systems as opposed to federal run systems or systems in states that are actively undermining the exchanges by actively making it hard for people to connect with options other than the website, or ignoring in practice the Affordable Care Act’s existence. The Los Angeles Times reported on states with good distribution systems and good websites.

It reported that California which has the largest market “is seeing incredible momentum “and anticipates equaling or exceeding their enrollment estimates (several million) along with Connecticut (several thousand), Kentucky (several hundred thousand), Minnesota (several hundred thousand) and Washington (several hundred thousand). This shows that people given a real functioning distribution system are enrolling despite all the Republican rhetoric, efforts to demigod the ACA, and efforts to delay and kill it.

Just as people will ultimately buy a good product at a fair price if given the opportunity, these states are showing the Affordable Care Market Place offers a good product at a fair price and is affordable to families priced out of the market, prior to the ACA.

If you are wondering where to find places that will assist you in enrolling in the Market Exchange, you can go to the website localhealthcare.gov. I tried it and it works. When I tested the listings, they appeared accurate for Wisconsin. You may also not want to give up on the website healthcare.gov.

Gilbert Engel,

Niagara



Dear Editor:

My husband, Ronald Carviou, was cared for by hospice when he was dying, and I will be eternally grateful for the support and care they gave to both him and me. After he died, I realized that I wanted to pass on some of that love and supportso I became a hospice volunteer with Unity.

Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Trained volunteers are essential members of the care team and there are more than 288 in our community along with more than 458,000 volunteers throughout the country, bringing comfort, love and respect to those in need.

When I arrive at someone’s home to provide care and offer respite, I feel good that I’m making time for others. But I get a lot out of it, too. I have met wonderful families; I’ve been privileged to hear fascinating stories; I’ve shared laughter and companionship at a time when those things are not always easy to find.

November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month, an important time to help others understand the important resource we have in our community. It’s never too early for a family to learn about the services hospice can provide. More information is available by calling Unity at 920-338-1111.

Mary Carviou



To the Editor:

It’s Christmas time, a time of excitement, joy and lofty dreams! Here in St. Joseph Conference, we also see it’s a time of food and housing insecurity for area families in need.

Please take a moment and reflect on your individual and family blessings, and then, in that “old-fashioned” spirit of neighborly caring and concern, decide how to help a family in need this Christmas. Some ideas to consider are:

1. Send SSVdP St. Joseph Conference a check to P.O. Box 563, Marinette, WI by Dec. 16 to help defray costs of the Christmas Food and Gift Program, purchasing food and gifts for families, as well as making sure each family is safe and warm. We need to raise $30,000 to meet these basic immediate needs.

2. Become an Angel and adopt a child from Angeli’s Marinette, Hometown Restaurant or Goodwill Industries Store, Marinette. Angels are also available from Kimberly Clark, Marinette Marine and Bay Area Medical Center. Simply buy gifts requested on the child’s angel and return gifts unwrapped before Sunday, Dec. 15. Distribution is the week of Dec. 16.

3. Adopt an entire family in need by calling 715-735-9100 ext. 106. Leave name and phone number and the Adoption coordinator will return your call.

4. Buy turkeys as donations for the Christmas Food Basket program. Take them to the SVdP Thrift Store Pantry at 1609 Main St., Marinette by Friday, Dec. 13.

5. Buy Gift cards for fuel or WPS certificates with $cript, which helps the local schools.

6. Volunteer to help prepare the Gift or Food Baskets by calling 715-923-9549 to receive a calendar and job descriptions.

Remember, Christ in the person of your less fortunate neighbors needs your help. Be generous.

Donations can be sent to: St. Joseph Conference SSVdP, P.O. Box 563, Marinette, WI 54143-0563, or drop them off at the SSVdP Thrift Store, clearly marked for St. Joseph Conference.

St. Joseph Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is licensed as a charitable organization in Wisconsin and, as such, all donations are tax deductible.

Jeanne M. Harper, Secretary

St. Joseph Conference

Society of St. Vincent de Paul


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