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August 12, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Aug. 12, 2012


Marines fought to protect our rights

Most of the United States Marines of WWII who fought in the Asian-Pacific battles of Saipan, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and ROI-Namir are long gone. But they lived throughout the United States of America, respecting and living by the law.

Oppression, Nazism, dictatorships and other evil political variants of mankind in the world are what they fought against and fought to crush. The corollary to this action was protecting America, protecting its government, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution for all Americans. They did not fight these enemies to promote any form of oppression within our country or outside our country. And, they did not fight these enemies to dilute our Bill of Rights or our U.S. Constitution.

What the United States Marines fought for and against also applies to all branches of our military, yesterday and today. They all fought to defend all the rights, liberties and freedoms we Americans have through our Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution and not to have them diluted or eliminated by our government representatives in any way.

— Charles Bean

Terre Haute

Great success with fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Terre Haute would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many people and groups who helped make our Country Rhodes fish dinner fundraiser for 14th Chestnut Community Center a great success.

Many thanks to TABCO, VFW Post 972, Terre Haute North Key Club and the many volunteers who sold tickets and helped during our event. Without your support and assistance, we would not have been able to stage this successful event that raised over $2,000 for the children and programs at 14th and Chestnut.

A special thanks to you, our community, for your continued support of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Terre Haute and our activities and events. With your help we can continue to support the children of this world, one child and one community at a time.

To learn more about Kiwanis of Greater Terre Haute, visit us on the web at

— Kevin L. Smith, president

Kiwanis Club of

Greater Terre Haute

Right country, wrong mosque

Regarding the letter about the Muslim Brotherhood's influence that was published on Aug. 7, I believe the author made a minor error.  

The mosque attended by the Islamic terrorists was not in Munich, but instead was located in Hamburg, Germany. That mosque was closed down by German authorities after 9/11.

— Edward R. Kesler

West Terre Haute


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