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War protests: Cowards seen in Coupeville

Thank you for your excellent coverage and photos of the Oak Harbor rally to support our troops. My husband and I consider it an honor to have participated.

Meanwhile, I continue to be saddened by the “Coupeville Cowards” waving their signs of appeasement for our enemies. I personally lost a beloved cousin defending our country against the Japanese invasion in the South Pacific in World War II. A very brave Norwegian 16-year-old boy, my second cousin, conscripted to drive a bus load of Nazi troops, gave his life without hesitation by driving the bus over a cliff into Norfjord Inlet. My husband and brother-in-law have both served honorably in the U.S. Air Force (reserves) and Navy respectively.

No one wants war, but we cannot let peace be compromised by atrocity nor can we ever forget those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Sharon M. Johnson


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