'Salute to Veterans' greatly appreciated

If you missed this event (a concert on Nov. 2), you missed a program very few people have seen. I have waited about 60 years to see the most favorite music of my lifetime played in person by a great pianist. My mother had me taking piano lessons about that time and doing quite well. Had a great teacher, she was the superintendent’s wife of our nearby town’s school district. We could barely afford it — 50 cents an hour. But baseball and basketball had more lure than the piano. I had a copy of a George Gershwin record as soon as possible, never thinking I’d have the pleasure of seeing it played in person.

A big disappointment was the small attendance taking advantage of this program. In my school days, the students would have filled the auditorium and parents would have been looking for seats, quite the opposite at this program.

Yet the most disappointing part was the lack of courtesy when the American Flag was walked across in front of the stage to be placed in its holder. As a Korea Veteran, my wife and I stood with all the rest of the people and placed our right hand over our hearts. Looking around, I was dismayed at the few hands that were placed across their hearts. Could be one of our country’s problems.


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