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Mr. Demoakowski's morals have no bearing on the Constitution

To The Daily Sun,

In response to Mr. John Demakowski's letter of April 5: sir, your morals have no bearing on the Constitution, nor do the morals of any elected representative.

Your "The sky is falling" approach to not appointing a Supreme Court justice is foolish beyond comprehension, and no doubt based on a deep hypocrisy if the Democrats did the same to whichever candidate you support.

If you don't understand how our government and our courts work, perhaps you'd be better off commenting in The Weirs Times, that local bastion of right-wing nonsense.

Alan Vervaeke

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Generations of Gold Star mothers have survived their children

To The Daily Sun,

New Hampshire observes Gold Star Mother's Day on the Sunday following Easter each year. These women inspire others through their poise, gallantry and resilience to honor their son or daughter's legacy.

For nearly a century, the Gold Star tradition has reminded Americans of the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their country. The tradition dates back to World War I when military families would hang a blue star in the windows of their homes to signify an active duty service member. That blue star was replaced with a gold star when a service member was killed in the line of duty.

This allowed members of the community to know the price that the family had paid in the cause of freedom. From this simple act of unity, the Gold Star Mothers, a network of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in combat, was formed.

The title of Gold Star Mother is a badge no woman wants. However, these women have stepped forward past the restraint of loss to band together for support and guidance. This group compiles matriarchs from generations of women who have survived their children during our nation's historic conflicts. Their unifying loss bonds them when the rest of the world is numb to the aftermath of their children's ultimate

Our Gold Star Mothers extend a hand to one another as an act of unifying and healing. If your or someone you know is a Gold Star Mother you can contact Denise Gionet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Karen Thurston, President

Gold Star Mothers of New Hampshire



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