4 - December 17, 2010 Salem Community Patriot
Flags Removed from Veterans’ Gravesites
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Patriotic Sacrifices 2011
The Salem Veterans Council wishes to inform Salem residents that we have removed all American Flags from all of the veteran gravesites located in Salem for the winter months. The Salem Veterans Council places over 1,600 new flags on all of the known veterans’ graves before Memorial Day, and we have found that if the flags are left up for 12 months when spring rolls around, most of the flags are in deplorable condition. Per the United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1
– The Flag, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” This year, we removed the flags after Veterans’
Day from preventing this from happening and will again replace them before Memorial Day to honor our fellow comrades that have gone before us. Each veteran’s grave has a flag marker for easy identification. If you know of any grave of a veteran that does not have one of the markers, please write and inform us of the name and location. Please mail all information to: Salem Veterans Council, PO Box 625, Salem, NH 03079.
Douglas Micklon, President Salem Veterans Council - Salem
1. No more giveaway government earmarks. 2. Less regulation on business so they can create jobs.
3. Less big-government jobs, loans, and programs taxing America, which will lead to Socialism.
4. Reduced taxes for everyone. Vote a real legal immigration law to protect America from illegals.
5. Repeal or modify all of Obamacare health. 6. Save and secure Medicare and Medicaid from the loss of one billion dollars a week in fraud.
7. Require Unions to negotiate in good faith or by mandatory arbitration to save the taxpayers.
8. Borrow less from foreign countries like China and Saudi Arabia to lower our debt.
9. Secure Social Security by making minor age changes to receive long-term benefits. Then, give elderly a deserved raise.
10. Require all banks to start lending to small businesses at lower rates. (Will create jobs).
11. All elected government officials to act honestly on behalf of the voters in America. That they will learn the art of compromise on issues, and vote not for their own self interests, but for America’s!
12. Protect the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights before they vote! Protect the civil rights of all legal American citizens.
Ed Brooks - Salem
Toys for Tots Short 100,000 Toys, Church Cancels Services in Response
submitted by Patricia Klinger, Granite United Church New Hampshire Toys for Tots needs to collect another 100,000 toys in order to make sure New Hampshire children receive toys this Christmas.
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Toys for Tots is an organization that serves over 90 non-profits in the state of New Hampshire. In Salem, Granite United Church is taking a different approach. Before Thanksgiving, the church began promoting that they would be canceling their Christmas services and hosting a series of free community concerts that asked for a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. They are partnering with the Salem Police Department, who has extended the collection dates for the church until Thursday, December 23. The church is anticipating
receiving at least 1,000 toys through these five concerts.
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The concerts are Wednesday December 22, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, December 23, at 6 and 8 p.m.; and Friday at 4 and 6 p.m. You can reserve your seats for free online at www.Ro
ckinChristmas2010. com. All the church asks is that each family brings a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Friday evening’s toys will be distributed by Granite United Families to group homes close to the Granite United Church community.
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you are unable to attend the concerts, but would like to be a part of the cause, drop off new, unwrapped toys at 1 Sand Hill Road, Salem, NH 03079. Drop-off times are Saturday, 2-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to attend the concerts, reserve your free tickets at www. RockinChristmas2010.com
. Granite United’s Rockin Christmas is a small way that this church is giving back to the community. The Christmas Concert will feature music and sing-a-longs from artists like Chuck Berry, Taylor Swift, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and much more. The night will also include a message of Hope for the entire family. There will also be free refreshments available for those who attend.
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If you participate in a Healthcare Savings Account (HAS), “Flex Plan” or “Cafeteria Plan” through your company benefits program, time may be running out. Some plans require the money you contributed to be spent by December 31, or you risk losing it.
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Watch for a New Senior Services Show Beginning in mid-
January, the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Committee, in conjunc- tion with Salem Cable TV Channel 17 and the elderly service special- ists in the greater Salem area, will be present- ing infomation about their services and how all the agencies work together to provide care to the aging population and to their caregivers. Pater Rayno will host the show, which will be produced by Sonny Tylus. Shown here in an organization meeting were, front row: Paula Faist, Silverthorne; Diane Kierstead, Salem Housing Authority; Connie Young, Service Link; and Sheryl Parsons, Chairman, Non-Profit Com- mittee of the Salem Chamber. Back row: Dick
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Pee Wee Basketball Program at Boys & Girls Club
submitted by Josh Perreault The Pee Wee Basketball program really stemmed from all the parent interest asking about a basketball program for kids under the second grade. Josh Perreault, Athletic Director, and Mike Stevens, Program Director, decided to create and offer a kindergarten and first-grade basketball league to those parents and children with interest in playing basketball. The league was created to
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focus on basic skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun. Eight teams of eight were created and with the help of multiple parent volunteers, the inaugural Pee Wee Basketball season was underway on November 17. Each team meets eight times for an hour, with the first 30 minutes devoted to skills and teamwork and the second 30 minutes being used for controlled and fun scrimmages. Parents of children in pre-school and kindergarten should check in with the Salem Boys & Girls Club in March for upcoming spring sports programs.
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