To the Editor:
I’m writing on behalf of the Celebrate America – Remember 9/11 Committee to thank Mayor Skip Lee, the Rev. Dr. Scott Porter, the Rev. Ken Zuithoff and Alma Austin for their emotional and patriotic addresses last Saturday. We also thank all of the American Legion posts of Whiteside County for their patriotic presence and flag presentation, 21-gun salute and Taps. We also salute and thank all of the police, fire and EMS personnel of the state and county for their participation and continuous service in protecting us and risking their lives every day for us. All of these participants and numerous others provided us with a glorious celebration of our beloved United States of America and remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. We also thank those who attended the celebration and contributed to its success. We thank God that there are so many Patriots who love our flag and America and all it stands for.