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Reader Input: Extend your hand to veteran

My ball cap that so very uniquely displays my military service is a dark blue with NAVY on the front in two-inch letters. Above that, in one-inch letters, UNITED STATES, to the lef ...

Reader Input: Credit ‘The Man in the Arena’

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who ...

Reader Input: Wife not too thrilled by letter

My wife, a teacher’s aide for 39 years, goes to school as usual but this time finds she’s been made a headliner in the Journal’s Reader Input section by her lovin ...

Reader Input: After nearly 50 years, pick your battles

Indisputably, one of our most precious innate human qualities is our ability to love. It could be a close second to having a keen sense of humor, enabling us to laugh our cares awa ...

Reader Input: Hurrah for AZ Sheriff Arpaio

Marcia Winborne-Graven and Larry Brann-Smith, I enlisted into the Navy at 17 which abruptly ended by formal education. However, my having done that has never reduced or stopped my ...

Reader Input: V.A. care saved reader’s life

Marcia Winborne-Graven, congratulations on your pessimistic and lop-sided letter (“Vets don’t need drug therapy,” Reader Input, Jan. 9). Your letter deeply offe ...

Reader Input: Parade supplied ultimate experience

My wife and I, having lived in Meadow Vista for nearly 50 years, decided to go watch Auburn’s Veterans Day Parade for the very first time. We were standing at the parade&rs ...

Reader input: Lighten up, look at the positives

Journal readers, our nation’s subliminal consciousness was significantly altered when the Vietnam War began to be broadcast nightly on TV in brilliant color and utmost detail ...

Reader Input: Rape statistics tell old story

In response to the Journal’s Jan. 23 News Digest story, “Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic,” mentioned also in the article was that 22 million women h ...

Reader Input: Bravo to the cross-bearers

Admittedly, my memory’s not what it used to be so I stand on shaky ground if I don’t recall if any Journal Reader Input letters were published about the cross being mou ...