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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Before buying clothes, consider its full cost
Remember the number 58,220 the next time you purchase clothing. That's the number of U.S. soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. This doesn't include the 303,644 that returned wounded and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and continue to suffer today.
Nearly 39 years ago, the United States left what had been South Vietnam after 11 years of fighting, only to have it fall within hours of our evacuation.
So to honor the brave efforts of our soldiers, living and dead, from that war, shouldn't we be diligent in our efforts to be patriotic?
When you purchase clothing, take a moment to read the tag. See where it was made.
More and more, I find many of the name brands I enjoy wearing are manufacturing their clothes in Vietnam.
Think twice what the true cost is for that shirt you are about to buy. It may be marked down to half-price, but what was the human cost in destroyed lives to give you that inexpensive shirt?
With a little effort, I can find the same shirt by the same designer, but made in countries in which our citizens didn't have to die in vain.
Christley will bring business to county
RoxAnne Christley is the best candidate to represent Windsor Hills on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. She understands what it takes to create revenue and balance a budget.
She believes all levels of government (including local) should exercise fiscal restraint, budget responsibly and make targeted investments that deliver real results and revenue.
Christley is a go-getter who knows how to get things done. She is a woman who can make anything happen.
She is involved in community programs and is deeply invested in making Roanoke County and government work.
I am an unemployed Roanoke County resident. I have a vested interest in seeing it bring in more business. My future depends upon it.
I choose Christley for board of supervisors.
ERIN A. McBRIDE
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