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Greetings all,

Yesterday was a rather emotional day for me here at my desk in Ohio. When I sent out my Memorial Day Tribute I was not expecting to get so many responses from our readers. I replied to each and every one of them. I thought you might want to see a sampling of some that I got.

Thanks again for writing and God Bless America!

Dan Walter



I just finished reading your email and I could not help but write and say, thank you. I understand very well the need to sell a product when you have a business. Thank you for not using a day set aside to remember our fallen heroes to make a profit from their sacrifice.

Thank you for your service to our country. I am a Viet Nam veteran and proud of it. But, I, along with many others, was able to come home to family and friends. There were 58,272 of my brothers and sisters that did not, and this day, Memorial Day, is their day, along with all the others who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you again for your service.

Maxville, Fl


I don’t know if my response to your e-mail will find its way to you or just come back to me as undeliverable.  I trust it will get to you.

Yes, you are correct about our troops in harms way and what they mean to our country and our way of life.  Thank you for showing your support to all of the men and women of our armed forces.  I feel that Americans appreciate the service of the military much more today than they did for those who served during Viet Nam and for several years after that conflict.

I am retired US Army and my son has made his career in the US Army also.  It is important for all Americans to realize and understand how lucky they are to live in America, the land of the free.

Again, thank you for the note and I trust that you will have many positives responses.  BTW, I do enjoy your products!


LTC, US Army Retired


Your Memorial Day message was sincere and trueful and I appreciate it.  As a Viet Nam combat veteran, I also understand the importance of always remembering those that didn’t make it home to the USA, and that they didn’t get the opportunity to finish their shortened and valuable life in this great Country as we who came home did. Our war was not popular, but we fought with and for our brothers and for an ideal that is much bigger than any of us just the same and as was true for the previous generations who were so gallant.

The Country and culture were split in the sixties, but  it seems that the culture of today has no memory of past greatness nor an eye on the future and continuing blesssings that are available to the USA.  I do not know if we the people can regrasp the ideal which seems to be disappearing……….as the culture stumbles into self-absorbsion and entitlement mindedness with no goal of collective greatness.

Thanks for your letter. America has done us well


I was an immigrant but now I’m living far from the US now. After spending 7 years of my life living in your country I learned more than you can imagine about patriotism. I will not be able to become an American now but got lots of great memories about everything on those days. When I read this letter I really feel your words and beside that we belong to different cultures I’m with you en every word.

I really hope you have a Memorial Day full of great memories to rememorize.


The crazy carpenter from south America (Uruguay)


Thanks so very much for the heart filled letter.  I must admit the only negative side of Memorial Day for me is that the remainder days of the year the veterans are not treated so well.

I have such a great deal of respect for those who have served and have paid some form of sacrifice.  I have not purchased much from your company, but that is about to change.


Thank you Dan for serving you country and I pray your father is in a better place.
Thanks again

I’m sure that your “Tribute” Took a lot of thought ! It was very well done!!

I’m a new customer ;and it’s A Pleasure to do business with people like you.


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