No respect for Tribute?
I am totally upset and surprised that the local paper did not give the respect and acknowledgement of the Cost of Freedom Tribute, a tribute to the service men and women who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives during the Vietnam war. Whether one was pro or against the war, our soldiers did what was asked of them by the United States.
The arrival of the Tribute did not make the front page. The Tuesday edition, which was published prior to the opening ceremonies, never mentioned the historic event.
The job faire that was held Friday, Nov. 9, at the Vintage House, was never mentioned. There were 26 employers present, hoping to be able to hire our veterans. This was not published.
I have always respected the Index-Tribune for reporting important events in our community.
This exclusion is, in my opinion, very unacceptable.
(Editor’s note: We’re not sure which newspaper the letter writer is referring to. The Index-Tribune ran a front-page story about the Tribute weekend on Tuesday, Nov. 6, followed by a front page photo and a lengthy, detailed page 3 story and photo on Nov. 9, followed by a story and photo package about the Tribute weekend that took up half of page 1 on Nov. 13.)