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Advocate — and vote — for clean water

To the editor: It was good to see the Chamber of Commerce weigh in on the side of clean water for St. Lucie River and estuary in last week’s Breeze. Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane and Donna Germain of the chamber both suggested further email support for clean water be directed to ...

Debacle in Afghanistan

To the editor: To better understand President Joe Biden being completely responsible for the present debacle in Afghanistan, we have to review his decisions. There were classified assessments by American spy agencies over the summer painting a grim picture of the prospect of a Taliban ...

Americanism through auxiliary activities

While many members of our Auxiliary are often busy helping out with meals, that is only one small part of the many ways in which the VFW Post 4174 in Lehigh Acres is supported by its Auxiliary Unit. But, probably the activity most enjoyed concerns some of the youngest citizens in our ...

Freedom’s Sentinel

President Joe Biden told us on Monday he faced two choices: ... either follow through on an agreement wrought between President Donald Trump and the Taliban to withdraw the remaining 2,500 or so U.S. troops in Afghanistan “or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the ...

Little feet hit the street: Drivers, put safety first

More than 89,000 students were back in the classroom last week as Lee County schools opened its doors to a new school year. The district’s 11th-hour mask mandate generated most of the back-to-school safety discussion as kids donned their “work clothes” and shouldered spanking-new ...

The Purple Heart

Many of us have heard of the Purple Heart, but do not know the history and significance of this very special award. It is the highest ranking military medal awarded for valor and heroism, honoring those who serve in combat and perform above and beyond the call of duty. The Purple Heart was ...

Missing a pet? Do not delay looking

Twenty-nine dogs. Thirty-two cats. And one black bunny. All listed Thursday among the missing pets who are waiting for their families to track them down and bring them home. Before the clock runs out. Lee County Domestic Animal Services has a number of responsibilities. It handles ...

VFW Post 4174: Thinking ‘INSIDE’ The Box!

Have you noticed the most commonly used catchphrase lately is “think OUTSIDE the box?" Well, I like to be different, so I am going to ask you to think INSIDE the box for a little while. If you recall, last week, I mentioned that the VFW Post 4174 is collecting school supplies and inviting ...

It is not extreme to tell the truth

To the editor: Ron DeSantis is gambling with the health and safety of Florida’s schoolchildren. And he is doing so in violation of the Florida Constitution, which says school boards shall operate, control, and supervise all free public schools. His executive order to withhold funding from ...

On the mask issue: Who is telling the truth?

To the editor: I am wondering who is telling the truth on wearing masks? We hear from our government to wear masks and we hear it in the news and we hear it from some medical experts and the CDC then we hear if you are vaccinated you don’t need one then you hear you need one. I think ...