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Calabash stands strong

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To the editor:
One of the things I like about living in Calabash is that our little fishing village, and “Seafood Capital of the World,” is not afraid to stand in support of our country.
Even in such a town, the VFW and American Legion are heavily attended. As I attend the town meetings, we start each session with the American Pledge of Allegiance.
The town also gathers at the center of Calabash for the Christmas tree lighting and, yes, people are hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts.
I give thanks and appreciation to the veterans (both living and deceased) and active military, as well as our first-line responders who serve in our great towns and country. Those, together with their family support systems, are the heroes who stand up every day to give us the freedom we enjoy today.
It is time to reflect on their service for all of us. I note that some politicians holding regional meetings don’t start off with the American Pledge of Allegiance. Just heard today on television that some are actively trying to eliminate it from our schools, and in some places, it has already been eliminated.
Thank you, Calabash, for your town leadership, unafraid to stand strong for this country and our servicemen/first responders, as well as those family members and citizens that support them. What a great country and town we live in!
Ken Drennan
Calabash