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Admiral Scott salutes heroes of all kinds

Original post made on Nov 15, 2010

Every service era since World War I was represented at the Veterans Day Remembrance held at San Ramon Valley High in Danville last week, noted retired U.S. Navy Admiral Jed Scott who gave the keynote speech. He said the oldest war veteran still alive is 109 and honored him in his absence.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 14, 2010, 5:01 PM

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:56 am

How sad you can't get the name correct on the citizens you cover in your stories. It is not a big task to simply verify the name and how it's spelled. With the reputation our formerly great media now has in this country, getting the name correct would seem to be a priority, especially in such a significant event as honoring our country's military. But we have to remember that we are dealing with a media that is no longer part of the pride of our country. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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Posted by Dolores Fox Ciardelli
a resident of Danville
on Nov 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

It's been corrected. Apologies to Admiral Scott.

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Posted by Hal
a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Dear Dolores,

No one likely knows your history in SE Asia. It is that history that makes you unique and an exceptional journalist.

I would appreciate your readers' thoughts on the reality that no one knows how to spell the name of the unknown soldier(s) or that many soldiers of different lands are buried without recognition.

Soldiers learn first hand that WAR is little more that keeping each other alive. WAR leaves waste and it is the reality of waste that brings the world back together. We can serve those that have served so well by making sure that WAR is not an option and creating more veterans does not waste the valiant service of our youth.

Does that make sense to your readers?

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Posted by Pedal Power
a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Nice article - thank you Danville Weekly - and THANK YOU to the Admiral Scott and all Veterans for your service.

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