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This Old Hat: A Veterans Day Story, Part Three

EDITOR'S NOTE:Thisis the last of three parts written by local author and Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson of Lenox in observance of Veterans Day this month.

By WARREN ROBINSON
Special to the Tifton Grapevine

John 15:13 in our bible says, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends.”

Fast forward to the present day.  My boys are not whiners or mired in self-pity. They are, however, proud of their service when they were willing to lay down their lives for their country, and many did just that, even when it was popular not to do so.

This Old Hat: A Veterans Day Story, Part Two

EDITOR'S NOTE:This is the second of three parts written by local author and Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson of Lenox in observance of Veterans Day this month.

Part Two

By WARREN ROBINSON
Special to the Tifton Grapevine

II first met my boys in the 1960s as they entered military service. They came from New York, San Diego, Hawaii, from the Aleutian Islands, Miami and all parts in between.

I met them as they entered basic training. It was really something to see how different they were after that first day.

This Old Hat: A Veterans Day Story

Part One

EDITOR'S NOTE:This is the first of three parts written by local author and Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson of Lenox in observance of Veterans Day this month.

By WARREN ROBINSON
Special to the Tifton Grapevine

I’m just an old hat, but boy do I have some tales to tell! You’ve probably seen me around town somewhere, proudly sitting atop the head of one of my boys. They’ll always be “my boys” to me since I’ve been with them for more than half a century now.

We’ve been together through good times and bad.

GUEST COLUMN: Preserving the Great Outdoors

The holiday season is a special time when Georgians can come together to enjoy good food, footballand spend time with family and friends. It’s also a time to enjoy the great outdoors. Growing up in South Georgia instilled in me a passion for the outdoors and a desire to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to share that same feeling.

Many of my fondest memories involve hunting and fishing in our beautiful country.  However, decades of population relocation to urban areas has made it more difficult for many Americans to regularly participate in sportsmen’s activities.

GUEST COLUMN: A Bold Change for Failing Schools

By REP. PENNY HOUSTON

On November 8, voters in Georgia will be asked a question that has the potential to change K-12 education in our state for an entire generation of children.
 
Question 1 on the ballot will read, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student achievement?”

YES – I am voting for this amendment. I believe it is my obligation to speak up for children whose future does not look bright and stop the “pipeline” to poverty and prison many Georgia students face due to becoming school drop outs.
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