To the Editor:
It was my privilege to serve as a substitute teacher at Wellpinit School on the Spokane Indian Reservation on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Again, I had this privilege at Jenkins High School in Chewelah on Friday, Nov. 9.
Both schools had an excellent Veterans Day program. As a veteran, I was honored publicly at both schools.
Sergeant Williams is a veteran and he gave the main stirring speech at Wellpinit. Also the young grade school children sang patriotic songs.
At Chewelah the truth was presented that “Freedom isn’t Free.” Included was an actual twenty-one gun salute outside the gym. The meaning of Veterans Day was explained and the meaning of the twenty one gun salute was also detailed. The main address was given by veteran Emil Daily. At both schools, utmost respect to the programs was given by the student body. A number of students came to me personally and thanked me for my service to our great country.
In the Bible, we read several things that the Lord does hate. One of them is found in Proverbs 6:18, which says, “An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations…” Yes, there are people with wicked hearts that would like to take over our beloved USA. I trust that our military will stand strong in order to keep our freedoms.
Dr. Arthur Houk