To the Editor:
As director of the American Legion Riders from American Legion Post 2, Brazil, Ind., I would like to thank everyone that came out to our chili cook-off, that we held on 11-11-07.
I would especially like to thank our judges as they had the most difficult part of the day: Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Jason Jacobs and Rick Hoke. They sampled and ate some of the best chili in the area. The American Legion Riders are a new program for the American Legion that supports veterans and the community.
Myself, and my assistant director Randy Kalber attended the North Clay Middle School veterans program. This was a first for both of us and we could not believe the support that these kids give to the veterans of our armed services.
As far as the cook-off goes, we raised money for the Loyalty Day Program that is held for veterans of Clay County.
If you happen to know a veteran or see one in your daily travels, shake their hand and just say thank you. Without these men and women, we would not have what we have today: Our Freedom.
J.P. Wythe, Director ALR,
Post 2, Brazil