LETTER TO THE EDITOR — July 21, 2011

Resident grateful for honesty

Dear Editor,

I am glad I live in Rockford where the people are honest and caring. While shopping at D&W, I left my billfold laying at a self-serve checkout and went home. A woman that lives here in Rockford found it and turned it in to Sandy. I am very grateful to that woman and thank you very much to her.

Is this a part of paying it forward? I will try to keep it going.

Thank you again,
Larry Rogers
Rockford resident

Reader praises farm market

Dear Editor,

I am glad I live in Rockford where the people are honest and caring. While shopping at D&W, I left my billfold laying at a self-serve checkout and went home. A woman that lives here in Rockford found it and turned it in to Sandy. I am very grateful to that woman and thank you very much to her.

Is this a part of paying it forward? I will try to keep it going.

Thank you again,
Larry Rogers

Rockford resident

Dear Editor,

I am glad I live in Rockford where the people are honest and caring. While shopping at D&W, I left my billfold laying at a self-serve checkout and went home. A woman that lives here in Rockford found it and turned it in to Sandy. I am very grateful to that woman and thank you very much to her.

Is this a part of paying it forward? I will try to keep it going.

Thank you again,
Larry Rogers
Rockford resident

Organizers grateful for support

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the members of Merritt Lamb Post 102, Wounded Warrior Project, Pets for Vets and the men and women we serve, we want to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of our 2nd Annual Classic Car Show. Our car show is growing and so is our support. Your gift of judging the Chili Cook-Off is most appreciated.

Established in 1919, Merritt Lamb Post continues to grow in its service to veterans, their families and the Rockford community. By working together, nearly $6,000 was raised to benefit our charities.

Partnering with such great organizations as the Wounded Warrior Project and Pets for Vets gives us the opportunity to directly assist today’s injured service men and women who suffer from physical and emotional injuries.

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.

The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from having a companion animal. Thanks in part to your generosity, Pets for Vets will soon be opening a Michigan Chapter to better help local veterans.

These and other Legion projects are only possible through the continued support of community members such as you. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

Clyde A. Sinclair, Commander
Lori L. Vorpi, D.C., event coordinator



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