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Veterans Home residents would like to meet more candidates

To the Daily Sun,
Those of us veteran residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home here in Tilton were visited by Governor Chris Christie, his wife and three of his four children on July 3.

To date he has been the only presidential candidate to tell us what he has done for veterans in New Jersey that is also making it into VA hospitals though out the United States. It was interesting to note how he explained to the Legislature of his state what financial condition the state was in
and what it would take to put New Jersey back on more stable ground. Even though of different political parties the legislators and the governor agreed on the plans necessary to fix their neighborhoods conditions, their public school problems and finally make New Jersey tourist areas more appealing to travelers.

When will other candidates find out that we might like to hear their efforts for veterans and the real life solutions they may plan to put into place without planning on all-out wars that seem to be a real possibility? While some of us believe that we must protect our freedoms others think
John Q. Public does not need AR - 15s or the like to hunt or target shoot with. Those public servants in safety agencies certainly require this type of protection against drug cartels, felons, some of the mentally deranged and others that threaten their ability to protect us.

We would truly like to hear the candidates' positions and plans so that our 100-plus veterans can plan to ask our questions and begin to think whom we might vote for in our state primary and final selection in the federal administrative and legislative elections.

Please make arrangements to be with us.

Bill Bertholdt

Resident Council President

New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton

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Generosity after disaster proved & and friendship are fire-proof

To the Daily Sun,

We would like to say thank you to the wonderful family, friends, and neighbors for their concern, well wishes, and generosity after the fire that destroyed our home. Love and friendship are fire-proof.

We would also like to say thank you to the Belmont Fire Department for their speedy response and skills that kept the fire from reaching a large wooden barn. In addition, the immediate assistance by the Red Cross is gratefully appreciated.

To the media, please note a correction in your reporting: There were several intact, working and blaring smoke alarms. One had been previously disconnected due to its over-sensitivity. Others were located a few feet away from the disconnected one and were functioning properly.

We are very fortunate to have our family safe after this sudden and devastating incident. Thank you to all who have helped, and continue to help us in the process of recovery.

The Raymond Family

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