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m Thursday, July it 2003 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page i i.I i i~~ As Sir Francis Bacon put it in the 17th century, "He that commands the sea is at great qake as much and as little of the war as he will." When these Gilmer County naval veterans however, they stood up for their nation and did as much as they could to aid the American .................. i~ From 1950 to 1953, the United States' Armed Forces were asked to give their best in an Communism from spreading from North Korea to South Korea. Most importantly, ,ped at the 38th parallel. These area veterans are proud of their Korean War military The Unifl II~IIITII/ ..... HOMELAND SECURITY -- Taking on much more prominence in the defense of our homeland since the 9-11-01 tragedy is the U.S. Coast Guard. It is their duty, among others, to prevent terrorists, as well as any of their illegal weapons and explosives, from being brought into this country by the seas. Here, James Cooper, a Conings area veteran, proudly holds up the Coast Guard's placard. Happy Fourth of July, but don't forget to say 'hello' to and to wish an area veteran well~ He or she would appreciate your thoughtfulness. THE LONG LINE -- At this year's Folk Festival Parade, about 50 veterans from Gilmer County reflect the long line of wars and military conflicts since World War II in which they have participated. Moreover, marching behind them, many of the county's young people (left, background) are carrying "thank you" signs for their sacrifices. i In 1990, the U.S. Armed Forces won back the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait from Because that war was stopped short of Baghdad and did not depose its despotic leader, the J.S. embarked on Operation Iraqi Freedom this year in order to stop terrorism where the former war are Herman Nutter, who is carrying the Desert Storm placard, and Don't Forget"), who is assisted by his grandson. g Veterans in the 13 W.Va. State Folk Festival Parade on Sat., June 21 Asa Keith George Kemper Johnnie Kuh[ Jennings Law Tom Luzader Jesse Marks, Jr. Sherman McCullough Jerry Martz Kesslie Minney Herman Nutter Jack Reed Truman Rhodes Frank Rogucki Chester Sholes Doyle Skinner Elden Snyder James Snyder Jack Smlnaker Herbert Wade Damon West Clarence Williamson, Jr. Thurl Wilt Charles Woodford Anher Lee Yeager ATTENTION AMERICA! -- In each parade the popular Gilmer County Veterans Flag Unit participates in, one line of marchers proudly display the following flags from right to left: the U.S.A Flag, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and the state of West Virginia Flag. REMEMBER 9-11-01 ! -- With the senseless killings of approximately 3,000 innocent people in the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on that fateful Sept. 11, Gilmer County's veterans want to emphasize that the United States can't let up on its war against worldwide terrorism. Holding the "Stamp Out Terrorism" banner are Marry Dennison (left), now of Lewis County, and Arthur Lee .Yeager, a Gitmer County U.S. Army veteran. !iii ii!iiiiii!!!ii!!ii HOMEFRONT HELPERS --- During any war, the servicemen and women in uniform couldn't get along without the support of homefront helpers. Moreover, the local Veterans' Flag Unit couldn't either. Here, Bonnie Erwin (left), of Glenville, made her home's steps available for picture taking and her front lawn for a refreshment center for the veterans. Cold drinks were provided courtesy of WaI-Mart, U-Pak, Foodland, Coca-Cola, and Go-Mart. Seated with Mrs. Erwin is Mr. Damon West, organizer of the Veterans Flag Unit and owner of all of the flags, banners, and placards, of which the latter were homemade with the assistance of his wife, Edna, and daughter, Lucy Ann. Photographs for these pages were taken by Lucy Ann West, Damon West, and Barbara Lydick