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Letter: A powerful story

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sincere thanks to Paul J. Shread Jr. for his “My Turn” article, “Battle Scars” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14) and for sharing his dad’s powerful first-person account of the invasion of Peleliu. Both pieces are particularly poignant to me from a family history standpoint and provide a deeper understanding of that horrific battle during World War II. Following in my dad’s footsteps in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, … 0

Letter: Groups of three

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With the November elections coming soon, I’m reminded of some famous or not so famous trios in our nation’s history. There was: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell; George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld; and John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. They will all go down in history as getting it wrong on most issues, having a fondness for … 0

Letter: Save the chickens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As someone who supports animal rights organizations and farm animal sanctuaries, I want to express serious concerns about plans to build a chicken slaughterhouse in East Concord. Chickens are unusually affable and expressive creatures who should not be subjected to the terror and pain they experience in slaughterhouses. I hope the plan will be unsuccessful. BURDETT ADAMS Center Harbor … 0

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Letter: Harman in District 15

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am supporting Lydia Harman for state Senate District 15 because she has real answers to the challenges for our state. The state has lost the New Hampshire Advantage and has lost its business friendliness. Harman can get that advantage back. The first thing the state needs to … 0

Editorial: Voters should move climate higher on list

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s battle to defeat Republican challenger Scott Brown and retain her Senate seat could be the tipping point in the national debate over climate change. Global warming traditionally places far down the list of voter concerns at election time. Last year, climate change placed second from … 24

My Turn: The Battle of Peleliu and the scars of war

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Seventy years ago, on Sept. 15, 1944, 6,000 young men of the 1st Marine Division landed on a tiny and still little-known island in the Pacific. The battle was expected to be over in a matter of days, … 1

My Turn: Fear is pushing America back to war

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It’s amazing how a couple of beheadings can upend American foreign policy. Maybe it would have been different if the vicious zealots who held journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff captive had simply lined them up against a … 27

My Turn: The invasion of Peleliu: A first-person account

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Peleliu, in the Palau Islands, midway between the Marianas and the Philippines. Today, this sounds like a romantic vacation spot on a travel brochure. In September of 1944, the United States First Marine Division engaged in a little-known, … 0

Letter: Post-primary thoughts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The battle is over! The primary is done, now the “big war” of ugly begins – the November grand finale. As a Republican, I couldn’t vote in the Senate race but would have voted for Dan Feltes. I knew the Monitor would say nice things about both but … 0

Letter: Hassan helping veterans

Saturday, September 13, 2014

It’s always frustrating for me to see our veterans finish their service to our nation and then struggle to achieve the American dream that they fought so hard to protect. As a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, I know that the men and women who have proudly served … 0

Letter: Scary revelations

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Be afraid. Be really, really afraid. According to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, the Obama administration is imposing strict Islamic or Sharia Law on the U.S. military. And here’s another frightening revelation, so to speak. The American Family Association confirms it was God who created national … 4

Letter: The mall and Main Street

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I just read “Prepping for Main Street preseason” (Monitor front page, Sept. 8). City Engineer Ed Roberge said “this fall is to be limited to say an excavator taking up a lane.” Do you take Concord residents as stupid? In the late fall, when we are down a … 1

Letter: A matter of importance

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I am very concerned about the Monitor’s front page of Sept. 8. The president’s concern about the trouble happening overseas was delegated to maybe one quarter of the page while a picture of the Patriots losing a game was given three-quarters of a page coverage. I think the … 0