Open Forum: Thoughts on all the free stuff


My father was in the Army in World War I. I had two brothers in the Army in World War II. One in the Pacific and one in Europe. Another brother in during Korea. Myself, I’m a cold war vet. I am proud that we all fulfilled our military obligation (something that men don’t have to do today because there is no draft).

Now I belong to the gray-haired brigade and I am confused about something; Let me see if I can figure this out.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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