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VFW Post 4174: VFW Auxiliary MALTA

When I first heard the term MALTA in conjunction with the VFW Auxiliary, I was wondering if it was some kind of drink they had invented and was curious enough to want to try it. I soon learned, it is not a drink at all, but the initials for Membership Auxiliary Leadership Technology Access. ...

What’s good for the goose…

To the editor: Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting in the way of protecting children from an airborne virus. Hampering the success of ending the pandemic he describes his actions as individual rights. But what it looks like is risking our lives to win cheap political points (“Look, ma, I got as ...

Preserve freedoms, stop the spread of COVID

To the editor: The events in Afghanistan on Aug. 26 highlight the true costs of freedom. God bless all those servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives so that so many can be free. And God bless and protect all those who continue to make sacrifices so that we have the right to make ...

Weak leadership putting the U.S. at risk

To the editor: The most egregious situation of the 20-year involvement with Afghanistan is happening now. Some very large number of people who supported the Allies in Afghanistan are now left high and dry to suffer and many to be killed, no doubt. That has already started. The U.S. is ...

VFW: Forever may she wave!

On Sept. 13, 1814, a 35-year-old American lawyer, boarded the flagship of the British Fleet currently blocking Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. He wanted to obtain the release of a friend whom the British had recently arrested. The lawyer, a Francis Scott Key, was able to negotiate the ...

School Board actions should be reviewed by the state

To the editor: I sent Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran a letter outlining concerns I have with the School Board of Lee County. Concerns expressed, which have been updated below, include: What I witnessed this week was the final communist ideology takeover of our Lee ...

DeSantis following a failed formula

To the editor: With Donald Trump being the only exception, I don’t think there’s anyone who really believes that his MAGA base is growing. More and more people are distancing themselves from him as he continues to spout his delusional conspiracy theories and the idea that somehow he will ...

It’s our fight

In nearby Cape Coral, City Councilmember Jessica Cosden reached out to the community this week with a message from the heart: As the pandemic continues, please stay vigilant when it comes to protecting yourself and others. The elected official tested positive for COVID-19 late last week ...

Lake O toxic water releases: Speak out!

To the editor: In a recent edition of The Breeze, Ellen Starbird was good enough to sound the alarm with regard to toxic water releases from Lake Okeechobee. This is of great concern to those of us who care about our environment, our health, our property values and our ability to earn ...