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Be grateful for the blessings of the U.S.

Be grateful for the blessings of the U.S.

Many died for our freedoms


We raised five children, for 30 consecutive years, in the Schenectady school district. I have always been a strong advocate of the district and the educational opportunities that are available — if you choose to take advantage of them.

The picture of the football teams in the Sept. 30 Gazette was great. It seems the coaches and players handled the situation nicely. They are to be commended for their maturity and resolve.

That picture and the many flags I see flying (seems like there’s a lot these days) remind me that we live in a God-blessed country. We are not perfect, we are very diverse and we will never all agree on the same things.

However, when was the last time you read or heard about people literally or figuratively dying to get into any other country in the world? This should speak to us that despite our differences, we should be thankful for the bounty and blessings of this country. We should continue to lend a helping hand here and around the world.

Susan Hover


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