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June 30, 2013
Salem News

Recognizing acts of kindness

To the editor:

Does kindness really go unnoticed?

The Salem Super Cruise has come and gone once again, however Adamson Veterinary Services would like to take a moment to thank the Salem Police Department and the community, as well as to all the volunteers that assisted in making the Super Cruise such a success this year. More importantly, we want to thank them all for their assistance with clients who were navigating into our facility for their four-footed children's medical emergencies.

The Salem Police Department actually stopped traffic to allow clients through to our facility. The general public, whom of which were spectators of the event from our lawn and parking lot, made sure that there was ample room for clients in need to get through.

Finally, we would like to recognize the mayor and volunteers who all went out of their way to tidy-up the city after the whole event had concluded.

We at Adamson Veterinary Services appreciated your kindness and give thanks to all your polite generosity. With that said, we at Adamson Veterinary Services believe that kindness does not go unnoticed!

DR. VICKEY BROOKS,

RYAN BOYCE,

Salem

Appreciating independence

To the editor:

When most people think of the Fourth of July they think about getting a day off of work, fireworks, family picnics, parades, and a number of others fun activities.

No matter how old we are we still get that kid like feeling with the anticipation of the first boom. We still stand in awe as the lights flash in the night sky as if it is our first time seeing them.

This year I'd like us to remember the history behind this great holiday. Independence Day is as its name suggests the moment when our country decided to proclaim its independence from the rule of King George III of Great Britain. It was a time when our founding fathers stepped into uncharted territory and took a risk.

In 1776 our country was in its infancy. They were finding their way and trying to figure out what worked for us. We knew what we wanted but can you imagine how scary this step would have been?

On July 2, 1776, our Continental Congress voted to proclaim our independence from Great Britain two days later our Declaration of Independence was made public.

This action was the first of many that made the United States of America the great country it is today.

John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail: The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

In the spirit of John Adams words to his wife on the first anniversary we celebrated with 13 gun salutes (one for each colony), toasts, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, fireworks and ships were decked with red, white and blue bunting.

So this year as you gather with your families and friends and you plan your picnics it is important to remember what it is we are celebrating and why it is such an important part of our history. As you anticipate that first boom consider dedicating the first 50 to our great Untied States of America.

ANNA TYSON,

Lisbon

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Recognizing acts of kindness

To the editor:

Does kindness really go unnoticed?

The Salem Super Cruise has come and gone once again, however Adamson Veterinary Services would like to take a moment to thank the Salem Police Department and the community, as well as to all the volunteers that assisted in making the Super Cruise such a success this year.

More importantly, we want to thank them all for their assistance with clients who were navigating into our facility for their four-footed children's medical emergencies.

The Salem Police Department actually stopped traffic to allow clients through to our facility. The general public, whom of which were spectators of the event from our lawn and parking lot, made sure that there was ample room for clients in need to get through.

Finally, we would like to recognize the mayor and volunteers who all went out of their way to tidy-up the city after the whole event had concluded.

We at Adamson Veterinary Services appreciated your kindness and give thanks to all your polite generosity. With that said, we at Adamson Veterinary Services believe that kindness does not go unnoticed!

DR. VICKEY BROOKS,

RYAN BOYCE,

Salem

---

Appreciating independence

To the editor:

When most people think of the Fourth of July they think about getting a day off of work, fireworks, family picnics, parades, and a number of others fun activities.

No matter how old we are we still get that kid like feeling with the anticipation of the first boom. We still stand in awe as the lights flash in the night sky as if it is our first time seeing them.

This year I'd like us to remember the history behind this great holiday. Independence Day is as its name suggests the moment when our country decided to proclaim its independence from the rule of King George III of Great Britain. It was a time when our founding fathers stepped into uncharted territory and took a risk.

In 1776 our country was in its infancy. They were finding their way and trying to figure out what worked for us. We knew what we wanted but can you imagine how scary this step would have been?

On July 2, 1776, our Continental Congress voted to proclaim our independence from Great Britain two days later our Declaration of Independence was made public. This action was the first of many that made the United States of America the great country it is today.

John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail: The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

In the spirit of John Adams words to his wife on the first anniversary we celebrated with 13 gun salutes (one for each colony), toasts, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, fireworks and ships were decked with red, white and blue bunting.

So this year as you gather with your families and friends and you plan your picnics it is important to remember what it is we are celebrating and why it is such an important part of our history. As you anticipate that first boom consider dedicating the first 50 to our great Untied States of America.

ANNA TYSON,

Lisbon

 
 

 

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