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By Robert Eilek
Special to Valley News 

Long ago lesson is a great reminder


Last updated 9/27/2018 at 7:27pm

With all of the division in the nation and the ongoing controversy surrounding NFL football players taking a knee to protest social injustice, I was reminded of an incident when I was a young airman serving in the U.S. Air Force.

I enlisted as the Vietnam War was nearing an end out of love for my country and the principles upon which it was founded. I proudly raised my right hand and took that solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

While stationed at March Air Force Base as a young airman, I had the privileg...

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