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May 31, 2009

Some better news on a day of grim news... (tmi3rd)

Altamont, NY, gathered to thank three Congressional Medal of Honor Winners Recipients.

From the Albany Times-Union:

"I think I can say for all of us veterans, thank you to the town of Altamont," said John Finn of San Diego, a Medal of Honor recipient who has friends locally. He also celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday with a cake and a round of patriotic songs. He actually turns 100 next month.

Finn, who served in the U.S. Navy, was joined by two other medal honorees, Army veterans Francis Currey, 83, of Selkirk, and Nicholas Oresko, 92, of New Jersey.

On a day where we've seen a whole lot of evil, it is still worth noting that we're surrounded by a whole lot of good. To paraphrase some Jedi quotation somewhere, " the presence of even the tiniest spark, darkness is driven away. In the presence of good, evil can only retreat."

Thanks always to these brave men, and to all of you who have donned your country's uniform. May you always be a beacon of good... a beacon of light.

Update: CavMedic asked that I alter the wording to call them recipients, not winners, as it's not a contest. So noted, and so altered. Thanks again.

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