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Letter to the Editor: 'Had You Been There'

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – This letter was written in its entirety by Yorktown resident Gerry Knapp.

Had you been at the A&P in Yorktown and Shrub Oak last Saturday morning, you would have seen veterans from the local American Legion Post 1009, Yorktown Heights. These men and women are Veterans of WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon / Granada, Gulf War and the War on Terrorism. They were there to collect non perishable foods and cash donations to help their comrades in arms who utilize the Veterans Food Panty in Montrose. This pantry is for the exclusive use of Veterans receiving outpatient medical services from the VA. Had you been at the A&P, you would have seen hundreds of proud Americans grateful to their Veterans and sympathetic to their needs. You would heard these townspeople speak with pride and sometimes tears in their eyes as they told stories of their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, cousins siblings and children who served their country. The food program was a great success and a beautiful sight. Thank you Yorktowners. The American Legion Post 1009 strives to keep alive the memories of those who fought in so many of our wars. When you see Legionnaires, know that they wear their Legion Caps not for their own identity or vanity but to remind us of those who were disabled or gave their lives for their Country.

Gerald Knapp Post 1009

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