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Pat: Vets Get Due @ Our 4th of July Parade

Marshall Chesrown and all former sponsors of this festival should be praised and not criticized for being willing to use their resources to ensure the continuation of these events on the 4th of July holiday.Witnessing the thousands of people and the mile wide smiles on childrens faces during the parade and fireworks display illustrates the value of these people contributions.Will you who complain step up?I doubt it!I'm disturbed by the Marines that find fault in this generosity.It's your day and NOBODY is trying to steal your thunder.When the band plays and the military units march by hearts swell and tears flow freely remembering the sacrifices that allow us to enjoy this day.Get over it,enjoy it and thank these sponsors.Imagine Coeurd'Alene without it.Let freedom ring!!

Pat Wheeler

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.